Two Borno Councils Under Boko Haram Control, Says Speaker

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As INEC plans relocation of 16 registration centres over insecurity in Yobe
Speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan, has said two council areas are currently under the control of Boko Haram terrorists in the state.

Lawan, who represents Guzamala constituency at the Assembly, raised the alarm in Maiduguri, yesterday, while briefing newsmen on the recent budget presentation of N234.8 billion by Governor Babagana Zulum to the House.

He said the disclosure contradicts claims that all 17 council areas under Boko Haram control in 2014 have been liberated by the military.

The terrorists control two council areas at the border with Niger Republic. These as are Guzamala and Kukawa in Borno North Senatorial District,” he said.

He, therefore, appealed to the Federal Government and the military to retake the councils, saying this will enable the state government to return Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at camps in Monguno to liberated communities.

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