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Boko Haram: Borno Lost 900,000 Houses, Others to Attack- Governor Zulum


Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum has said that the state has lost about 900,000 houses and 5,000 classrooms to the Boko Haram insurgency.

According to the governor, the terrorists destroyed buildings comprising police stations, traditional rulers houses, local government secretariats among others.

THECONSCIENCEng gathered that Zulum made this known during a visit to his colleague, Bello Matawalle in Zamfara state over activities of terrorists.

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“We lost a total of about 900,000 to the insurgency. We lost about 5,000 classrooms in Borno State, 800 municipal buildings comprising police stations, traditional ruler houses, and local government secretariats. These are official figures, unofficial figures are more than this,” he said.

Responding, Governor Matawalle commended Zulum for the concern and finding the time to visit Zamfara despite his own problems in Borno state.

“Borno and Zamfara share a similar problem of terrorists’ attacks. I know how we share information, intelligence and the commitment of how to end these problems we inherited,” he said.

“With this commitment and prayer and the support of our people, we shall triumph.”

According to him, just like in Borno State, Zamfara has recorded losses in human and material form with no fewer than 25,000 orphans, 27,000 widows and over 3,000 houses destroyed with nearly 400,000 livestock rustled in the first eight years of the menace.