Says over 6, 000 houses destroyed by insurgents
Following the recent Bomb blast attack in Maiduguri, the Information
and Culture Minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Tuesday affirmed there were
lots of land mines planted across the state.
The Minister said over 6, 000 buildings were also destroyed by the
insurgents during their various attacks.
He was reacting to allegations that IEDs initially planted in the
captured local governments are being used by Boko Haram members as
suicide vests. He spoke during a live TV programme in Lagos.
A number of local governments and connecting roads such as Moba,
Abadam, Kokawa, Bama among others cannot be accessed by motorists.
“When I was in Bama, the Gen. explained to us that at times, they also
have move in with their bull dozers and anti-bomb units to clear the
road. So it true that there are a lot of bombs which have been hidden
in many places but ……..we need to remove the explosives before you can
resettle the people.”
“People who have not been to the war front don’t know the extent of
the damage that has been done. I was in Bama and over 6, 000
buildings, not one escaped destruction from the Boko Haram. So the
process of resettlement and reconstruction is quite arduous.”
However, the Minister restated that government is hopeful the military
would overcome the insurgent and meet the deadline.
He urged the media to play a good role by offering equal reportage
rather than giving unnecessary prominence to the insurgent.
Lots Of Bombs Hidden Across Borno – Mohammed
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