Despite claims by the President Muhammadu Buhari regime’s claim that
the terrorist group Boko Haram no longer holds any major territories
in the North-East, at least the insurgents are occupying eight out of
10 local government areas in the northern part of Borno State.
That is what a federal lawmaker, Ahmadu Jaha (of the All Progressives
Congress representing Damboa-Gwoza-Chibok), said on Tuesday during a
plenary session of the house of representatives while contributing to
a motion on the need for special funding for security agencies.
“A number of geographical locations in Borno State and other
insurgency-related areas are under the occupation of Boko Haram,” he
“Let us take for instance, in a local government that has 13 electoral
wards like my own Gwoza, only three or four are not under the
occupation of Boko Haram.
“In Chibok, I have 10 electoral wards, only two are not under the
occupation of Boko Haram. In Damboa, I have 10 electoral wards, only
one is not under the occupation of Boko Haram. This is as far as
Chibok/Damboa/Gwoza federal constituency is concerned.
“The chief whip to the house can bear me witness, out of the 10 local
governments in northern Borno, only two local governments and it is
only their headquarters, are still not under the occupation of Boko