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Boko Haram: Maiduguri Has Been Without Power For Ten Months – Northern Elders Laments




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Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, has been without power from the national grid for ten months due to the activities of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.

This was made known in a statement by the Prof Ango Abdullahi-led Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on Wednesday.

The statement which was signed by NEF spokesperson, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, noted the worsening security situation in the country, in spite of claims by the administration to the contrary.

The forum stated that Boko Haram insurgency continues to be a major threat in the North East, while kidnapping and large scale banditry in many other parts of the North are taking over lives of large portions of the population.

The statement reads: “The Forum joins the nation in its outrage over the fact that Maiduguri, Borno State capital has been without power from the national grid for ten months, and is alarmed by signs that its population could be forced to resign to living with this additional assault on their lives and livelihood.

“This situation must be reversed at all cost. The planned closure of Internally-Dispersed Persons(IDP) camps should be carefully considered so that it does not place more victims in avoidable peril.”

Naija News reports that Boko Haram insurgents have continually destroyed electricity infrastructure, thereby plunging the Maiduguri into darkness.

Though the federal government and the Nigerian Army have claimed to have received many repentant insurgents but attacks in the northeast continues.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and Editor at Naija News.