Numerous Widows And Orphans Created By Boko Haram

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Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, has revealed that the Boko Haram insurgency that ravaged Borno created 52,301 Orphans in addition to 52,911 widows in Borno.

Shettima added that the terrorists destroyed over 5,335 classrooms , 665 municipal buildings, over 956, 456 houses, 776 power stations , and 201 health facilities comprising clinics, dispensaries and general hospitals.Image result for Boko hAram terroristGovernor Shettima made the revealation yesterday at his council chambers in Maiduguri while appealing to the United Nations ( UN ) delegations led by the president of month of March in the United Nations security council , Amb Mathew Rycroft to support the state government post insurgency reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement programmes for the over two million displaced persons and thousands of  structures in  over twenty LGAs of the state destroyed by the insurgents.

He also asserted that unless good governance, quality leadership, transparency, job creations, education and agriculture were prioritized for the common man and woman, the boko Haram insurgency may not end soon.Image result for shettima governor of bornoThe governor who stated this yesterday at the Government House Chambers when the President of the Month of March of the UN Security Council who doubles also as the UK Permanent Representative to UN, Ambassador Mathew Rycroft led a 14-man UN Security Council members to Governor Kashim Shettima on a courtesy call, said boko Haram has nothing to do with Islam and it is not  Islamic in any form.

He said his government has decided to embark on some people oriented projects that will create job opportunities for the people, boost girl child education and women gender empowerment  to encourage parents to send their wards to school, empower women, especially the widows with skills and cash to be self reliant and train unemployed  youths on various skills acquisition and support them with capital to start up their own businesses in order to  be independent.Image result for Boko hAram terrorist

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