TODAY, Wednesday 24 May 2017, the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima of Borno, in Maiduguri the Borno State capital disclosed to newsmen that terrorist group Boko Haram destroyed 156,453 houses in the Borno State, Nigeria.

This disclosure was made at the state capital Maiduguri, when the Governor Kashima Shettima welcomed and received a donation of building materials and food items from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

Governor Kashim Shettima further stated as follows:

“Boko Haram insurgents destroyed 156,453 houses in Borno.

“The houses represent about 30 per cent of the housing stock in the state.

“They also destroyed 5,344 classrooms in 21 primary schools, destroyed 38 secondary schools and and two tertiary institutions in the state.

“The insurgents also destroyed 665 municipal buildings, including local government secretariat, police stations, as well as 201 health facilities.”

“we want to commend the Federal Government and the Nigerian Armed Forces for their giant stride in degrading the insurgents.

“But more hands should be on deck now more than ever before to finally bring this madness to an end.

“We want to specially show gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and pray to God Almighty to grant him speedy recovery and good health to continue his good work.”.

“I want to say that the Borno deputy governor came back from Banki, Bama and Pulka two days ago.

“He was at those places to evacuate about 3,682 IDPs from Banki town to Pulka; we are also making arrangements to fix the Government Secondary School Bama for it to contain nearly 78,000 IDPs that have been literary kicked out of Cameroon.”

The commission urged the federal government of Nigeria to intensify the war against Boko Haram and ensure that government defeat the Boko Haram terrorist group.