Nigeria: Insurgency Claims Over 32,000 Lives In Northeast – Zulum

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state, has said that 47,615 houses, classrooms and municipal buildings were torched by Boko Haram in the last decade.

The over a decade terrorism, has also claimed 32,000 lives with property worth $9.2 billion (N3.42 trillion) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

Zulum disclosed this at the weekend to an 18-member House Committee on North East Development Commission at Government House Maiduguri.

According to him, the statistics on massive destruction of property;are devastating and scaring.

He added that other infrastructural facilities and public buildings destroyed, include 713 energy distribution lines that plunged the state into darkness for over two years.

According to him, eight hundred municipal buildings were set ablaze including hospitals, police stations and 22 council secretariat complexes.

Speaking on number of orphans and widows, Zulum disclosed they harvested a total number of 53,111 orphans, while about 54,000 women were also widowed by the terrorists.

He said these are unofficial figures, noting the confirmed number of orphans and widows are more than 107,111.

He however; noted that credit must be given to Federal Government, because about 22 councils were under the control of Boko Haram.

He said that from September 2015 to date, most of the councils were fully recovered, despite the challenges being faced in the state.

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