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Shehu of Borno Reveals Latest Boko Haram Targets

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Boko Haram insurgents are now targeting traditional rulers in Borno State which has led to the death of 13 district heads.

This was made known on Monday by the Shehu of Borno, HRH Abubakar El-Kanemi.

He stated this when receiving members of the Senate Committee on Special duty that visited Borno to assess the works being done by the North East Development Commission (NEDC).

According to the monarch, Boko Haram terrorists and other militants have moved to local governments, and they are killing people.

He said: “Gradually, they moved their operations from Maiduguri to local government headquarters and other towns within Borno. In the course of their operations, the emirate council lost about 13 district heads in addition to many ward heads, who were killed in their respective domains.”

“The activities of the criminal elements have not deterred our district and village heads from being proactive in reporting their activities to the security agencies,” the Shehu of Borno added.

He called for more funding for the NEDC to help rebuild the region that has been devastated by the insurgents.

I want to call for more funding for the commission to enable it to facilitate the reconstruction of destroyed communities and intervention programmes towards empowering all IDPs. The call became necessary in view of the huge destruction and losses incurred in the state as a result of the crises in the last 11 years.”

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.