Report: Boko Haram kill 20,000, damage $5.9 billion in property

– Reports suggest that 20,000 people have
been killed
by the insurgent Boko Haram
– A World Bank report further shows that
about $5.9 billion have been lost in
– The report covers the insurgents attacks
since 2009
– About 2.0 million people are internally
displaced by insurgency in Nigeria, most
of which are from Borno state
Emerging reports suggests that about
20,000 people have been killed in the Boko
Haram insurgency in Borno state.
According to a report for the World Bank,
property worth about $5.9 billion has also
been lost.
The report expose the extent of the damage
since the insurgency began in 2009 and
which, at one point, saw the Islamists
control swathes of territory across the

About 20,000 people have been killed
following insurgent attacks in the northeast.
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It is part of a Post-Insurgency Recovery and
Peace-building Assessment, an intervention
programme involving the World Bank,
European Union and the UN with six
northeastern states.
Assessments in each of the states were
carried out in areas including education,
healthcare, water, sanitation, housing,
municipal buildings, energy, environment,
transport, economy and business.
In Borno, sources with knowledge of the
report told AFP yesterday that some 20,000
citizens are thought to have been killed
during the violence — a higher figure than
previous estimates. In addition, the majority
of the more than 2.0 million internally
displaced persons came from the state.
In the 27 local government districts that
make up Borno, the fighting destroyed or
damaged the followings:
956,453 (nearly 30 percent) out of 3,232,308
private houses; 5,335 classrooms and school
buildings in 512 primary, 38 secondary and
two tertiary institution; 1,205 municipal,
local government or ministry buildings; 76
police stations; 35 electricity offices.
Others include: 14 prison buildings; 201
health centres; 1,630 water sources; 726
power sub-stations and distribution lines. In
some areas such as Bama, the destruction
has been near-total, with only 20 percent of
houses unscathed.
The report also estimated parks, game,
forest and grazing reserves, orchards, river
basins and lakes have been poisoned in 16
of the 27 areas, and 470,000 livestock killed
or stolen.
The source close to the Borno state
government said the report has yet to be
approved by the bank and a decision was
expected soon on funding.
But given the cost of the damage — about
$5.9 billion — and Nigeria’s struggling
economy caused by the global oil shock,
matching external funding for reconstruction
could be problematic, the source added.
The World Bank in Nigeria declined to
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has
carried out air raids on suspected Boko
Haram logistics base situated at Allagarno in
Borno state.
Daily Post reports that the director of public
relations and information of the air force,
Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, in a
release said the attack on the Boko Haram
base was carried out on Friday, March 18,


One Comment

  1. adebowale says:

    Hummm,what a pity


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