The Federal Government and international donor agencies have been called upon to help rebuild communities destroyed by Boko Haram in Borno State.
Governor Kashim Shettima, who made the call when he visited the ancient city of Bama, was visibly disturbed with the level of destruction in the town after it was annexed by insurgents in September 2014.
Shettima, who paid a courtesy call on the Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Kyari Ibn-Umar Ibrahim Elkanemi during the visit Wednesday, commended the military and other security forces for liberating the town from insurgents, urging them not to relent in their efforts.
He said, “I am here to condole the troops and the people of Bama over the spate of killings and destruction of our communities by insurgents. We will deploy all resources to rebuild the destroyed houses.
“I have gone round the town and no government structure is still standing, 90 per cent of people’s houses, shops, places of worships, banks have been destroyed. But I can assure you that we are here to assess the level of damage so that government will rebuild them to allow our displaced people come back and continue their normal lives.
“We have brought in surplus of food items for our troops and men of the civilian JTF who have sacrificed their dear lives for progress of our state and the northeast region.
“I want to seize this opportunity to appeal to federal government under the incoming administration of Gen. Muhammad Buhari, international donor agencies and philanthropic organizations to come to our aide so that we can rebuild all our destroyed communities for people to go back to their homes”.