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Boko Haram: N2tr lost, 20 000 killed, 2m displaced in Borno

09 April 2016, 19:38

Borno - Borno State Governor, Ibrahim Shettima has counted its losses to the Boko Haram insurgency that has ravaged the state for the sixth year running.

The governor revealed that up to $6 billion (N2 trillion) has been lost, about 20 000 people killed while two million others have been displaced since the the beginning of the insurgency.

In an emotion-laden documentary on the Boko Haram terror which moved participants at the forum to tears, Shettima detailed the massive carnage and destruction of property in the state.

Also read: Thousands of IDPs stranded in retaken Borno communities

He said  the $6 billion financial losses do not include losses incurred by local and international businesses located in the capital city, Maiduguri.

He said before the insurgency, a branch of one of the tier one banks in Maiduguri was processing over a billion naira daily, the biggest cash centre in the country.

Despite the challenges in the state, Shettima gave hope of creating a new Borno State. He showed the immense reconstruction activities going on in the state where the displaced persons will be rehabilitated.

Source: Nation

- News 24


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