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Boko Haram: Madagali Local Gov’t Cries For Help In Rebuilding

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Yusuf Mohammed, the chairman of Madagali Local Government Council in Adamawa State, on Monday October 24, 2016 called on the federal government to assist in rehabilitate infrastructure damaged in council by Boko Haram terrorists.

Muhammed told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gulak, the council’s headquarters, that life was very difficult for returnees in the local government, one of those liberated from Boko Haram.

He said government facilities like schools, hospital and markets, among others, were no longer functioning.

“Gulak town, the headquarters of the local government, is about 15 km from Sambisa forest, the den of the Boko Haram insurgents,” Muhammad said.

“The destruction of schools, health facilities, markets, houses, places of worship and community civic centre, is beyond imagination.

“The council secretariat has been completely vandalised and there is no single infrastructure left.”

He added that bridges along federal roads that linked the area to other parts of the state and neighbouring Borno had all been destroyed.

The destruction, according to the council boss, has crippled economic activities in the area, making life very difficult for the returnees.

The Nigerian Army claims that it has defeated Boko Haram, a political position adopted by the Muhammadu Buhari government. However, the terrorists are still terrorising the North East region of the country.

Last week, the Islamists staged a “spectacular attack” in which 13 soldiers died and 83 were reported missing. (NAN)

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