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Emir of Gwoza laments impact of Boko Haram insurgency on Borno

13/04/2014 20:18

Idrissa Timta, the Emir of Gwoza in Borno State, has said that the renewed insurgency in the state, has crippled the socio-economic activities in his domain.

In a statement issued by the Emir in Maiduguri, he said, "It is unfortunate that our people have witnessed increased attacks with mass killings by the insurgents in the last four months.

“The attacks have crippled both social and economic lives in the entire area.

“It is sad to say that my people have been blocked from going to the market by the insurgents, who kill at will.

“Even the food crops cultivated by them in the last farming season have ended up with the Boko Haram as the harvest were seized by the insurgents making life unbearable.

“There is an urgent need for the security agents to intensify and change their tactics of operation to stop the mass killings in this area.”

"The insurgents had also killed many number people by blocking major highways, and appealed to security agents to intensify patrol on these roads to prevent the attacks.

“If care is not taken my people will completely flee the area to neighbouring states and countries for safety."

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