This development has made Governor Kashim Shettima to end his temporary relocation to Bama and tour of destroyed communities after the Governor visited Chibok, Gwoza, Askira-Uba and Damboa local government areas, all in southern parts of Borno State. Shettima who was visibly shocked by the news, had from his temporary residence in Bama proceeded on tour of communities affected by Boko Haram destructions in southern parts of the State and to also supervise ongoing reconstruction works in some of the areas.
Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, has promised to rebuild churches and other structures destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in Lassa as he visited liberated communities in the southern senatorial zone of the state. "We will rebuild churches, private and public buildings destroyed by the insurgents," he said yesterday, when he accessed the level of damage in Lassa in Askira-Uba local government area.
London/Abuja, Nigeria, 28 September 2016 - The humanitarian emergency in northeastern Nigeria is reaching catastrophic levels. A massive relief effort is needed immediately in remote areas as well as in the state capital, the international medical humanitarian organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today. "Although a nutrition emergency was declared three months ago, there has been a serious failure to help the people of Borno," said Hugues Robert, head of MSF's emergency response.
Embattled former Borno State governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has again dissociated himself from Boko Haram which has been terrorizing the North. Last Thursday, Australian negotiator, Dr. Stephen Davis, hired by the Federal Government to negotiate with the Islamist sect for the release of the Chibok girls, had named the former governor and ex- Chief of Army Staff, General Azubuike Ihejirika, as alleged sponsors of Boko Haram.
The Borno State Government said on Monday that it required about N30 billion for the reconstruction of structures damaged by Boko Haram insurgents in Bama. Dr Babagana Umara, the Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement said this while speaking with newsmen in Bama, Borno State. "It is a well-known fact that the country is facing some kind of economic recession, our state is badly affected because we do not have Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) due to the prevailing insurgency,'' Umara said.
The Vice President of the Osun Muslim Community, Alhaji Mustafa Olawuyi, on Monday urged the leadership of Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, to free the school girls abducted from Chibok, Borno State in 2014. Speaking at a press conference in Osogbo, the Osun state capital, Olawuyi, said the girls had been in captivity for long and it would be better for the group to free them.
The governor of restive northeast Nigeria's Borno State on Monday said he was not intimidated by recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in some parts of the state. The governor, who relocated his office to Bama since last Wednesday to launch the reconstructions and renovation of over 2,500 destroyed houses, shops and public buildings in Bama in 2014, said the Boko Haram insurgents are merchants of fear.
Eight soldiers and 25 Boko Haram fighters were killed in two separate encounters in Nigeria's northeastern Borno state on Sunday as government troops intensified operations to clear the insurgency from the region, according to the military. In the first incident, army spokesman Sani Usman said four soldiers, including an officer died, while 16 others were injured after they ran into mines planted by militants between Miyanti and Dareljamal villages in Borno.
Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima on Monday said he would not allow recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in some parts of the state to disturb his planned rebuilding of destroyed structures. "We have the courage to realise our dreams of an enduring peace in the state and the North East. "The Borno State Government and its entire citizens must put hands together to rebuild Borno brick by brick, as the rebuilding and rehabilitation processes of Bama has commenced last Wednesday.
Some daredevil terrorist hardliners have launched multiple attacks on army formations in Borno State. On Sunday 25th September 2016, they attacked Nigerian troops stationed at Logomani along Dikwa-Gambarou road, Borno State, in a 3 wave attack using 36 Hand Grenades and Rocket Propelled Launchers. This was disclosed in official statements by the acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima has literally moved his office to Bama Community, keen to fast track the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement efforts therein, so that people can return to the reclaimed Community. Kashim shettima, the Borno state Governor has relocated to Bama with his close aides to oversee reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts in the community.
Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima at his temporary office in Bama, yesterday who disclosed this while welcoming the officers and men in the Police Force, NSCDC and NIS, led by Borno State Deputy Commissioner of police (Operations), Mr. Wakil Maye, promised that he will be visiting Bama frequently until the reconstruction was completed by December.