A member of the House of Representatives from Borno State, Ahmadu Jaha has revealed that Boko Haram insurgents are occupying eight of the 10 local government areas in the northern part of the state.
Ahmadu Jaha (APC, Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok) said this during the plenary session of the house yesterday while contributing to a motion on the need for special funding for security agencies.
The lawmaker alleged that the fight against the insurgency had not been transparent.
“A number of geographical locations in Borno state and other insurgency-related areas are under the occupation of Boko Haram,” he said.
“Let us take for instance, in a local government that has 13 electoral wards like my own Gwoza, only three or four are not under the occupation of Boko Haram.
“In Chibok, I have 10 electoral wards, only two are not under the occupation of Boko Haram. In Damboa, I have 10 electoral wards, only one is not under the occupation of Boko Haram. This is as far as Chibok/Damboa/Gwoza federal constituency is concerned.
“The chief whip to the house can bear me witness, out of the 10 local governments in northern Borno, only two local governments and it is only their headquarters, are still not under the occupation of Boko Haram.”
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