Buhari Orders Rebuilding of Borno Communities
The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) in collaboration with
Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs; is to rebuild and restore destroyed
houses and livelihoods in Borno state.
The destroyed houses and infrastructural facilities to be rebuilt in
Borno state; were being assessed Thursday, after last Sunday’s Boko
Haram attacks in Auno.
While assessing the levels of destruction, the Humanitarian Affairs
Minister, Sadiya Umar Faruk said: “We’re here to assess the level of
destruction in this village,” saying that the torching of lives and
property; is enormous for quick intervention and assistance.
According to her, the rebuilding and livelihood projects, after
yesterday’s assessment, will restore people’s shelter and livelihoods.
The District Head, Auno, Abba Anas Umar disclosed that the village was
attacked six times, before insurgents torched many houses, shops,
trucks and vehicles last Sunday.
He added that over 30 people, including commuters and motorists were
also killed on that fateful night.
NEDC’s Managing Director, Mohammed Alkali also said the rebuilding
and restoration of destroyed houses and livelihoods; are the
directives of President Muhammadu Buhari, after visiting the Shehu of
Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi for condolence.
While laying foundation for 1, 000 houses in Ngwom community, along
Dikwa road, he said the housing project is part of 100, 000 housing
units to return over 2.7 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
in various camps.