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Borno lost $6.8bn to B’Haram insurgency, says Shettima

Vice President Kashim Shettima on Saturday said the post-insurgency assessment in the North-East showed that attacks by Boko Haram cost the region $9bn, out of which Borno State, the epicentre of the insurgency, lost $6.8bn.

Speaking in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, when he flagged off palliative distribution for states in the region by the North East Development Commission Shettima, a former governor of the state, lamented how several emirs were displaced without any emirate to govern.

The initiative by the NEDC was part of its efforts to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal on people in the region.

Shettima, who also declared the eighth North-East Governors’ Forum meeting open at the Borno State Government House, Maiduguri, said the NEDC was fulfilling its mandate of rehabilitating and resettling victims of the insurgency.

While lamenting the challenges of the region Shettima added, “If the North-East was to be treated as a nation, we are poorer than Chad and Niger.

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