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Appeal for international community to fund Borno rebuilding

28 May 2015, 17:16Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Borno State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, said his government would seek international assistance for funds to rebuild the state.

Borno has suffered untold destruction at the hands of the Boko Haram sect.

Shettima said the administration would require financial assistance from help from multinational donors as well as the United States and other international organisations.

Shettima said the government was determined to ensure that all communities destroyed by the insurgents were rebuilt to enable refugees return home.

The deadly violence perpetrated by the militant Islamic sect has killed thousands and displaced about 2 million people, with Borno the worst affected.

Also Read: Borno bemoans damage in Bama town

“We are determined to rebuild the state, no matter what,” Shettima said.

He said funds to rebuild the state would also be sought from the Federal Government.

“We will reach out to the Federal Government through the Victims Support Fund and other avenues to secure assistance toward rebuilding the state,”
Shettima said.

He meanwhile commended the efforts of the military in liberating the communities occupied by the insurgents in the state.

“Part of the reasons for my visit is to thank the military including the Nigeria Police, other security agencies and even the local vigilantes for their sacrifices towards ensuring peace in the state,” Shettima said in Bama town, one of the areas razed down by insurgents but liberated recently by security personnel.

- CAJ News


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