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Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima is making efforts to ensure that Borno gets back to what it was before.
Borno state governor Kashim Shettima has revealed that his administration will rebuild churches and other structures destroyed by Boko Haram militants in Lassa area of the state.
Punch quotes News Agency of Nigeria as reporting that Shettima made this promise when he went to access the damage in Lassa in Askira-Uba Local Government Area on Wednesday, September 28.
Shettima said he is determined to ensure that the churches are rebuilt before Christmas this year.
“We will rebuild churches, private and public buildings destroyed by the insurgents,” Shettima said.
“We are going to rebuild churches and others structures destroyed in Lassa and other communities around.
“We are saddened by the large scale destruction in Lassa which is a predominantly Christian community.”
“We are doing this because we have a duty as a government to ensure fairness, equity and justice in all our endeavors.
“We believe that the Christian community has rights to be served like its Muslims counterpart, since we have rebuilt Mosques destroyed in other places, we must rebuild churches too.”
He said: “I want to assure that the churches will be rebuilt before December, so that the people can celebrate the Christmas in a more conducive atmosphere.
“We will also make sure that all private houses destroyed are rebuild without delay,” he said, adding that his action had no political undertone.
“We are not doing this for political reasons because we are not facing any election now. Our actions are based on the desire to serve people and to ensure equity among them.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian army has denied report that Boko Haram terrorists hoisted flags in some villages in Borno state.
On Monday, September 26, reports surfaced that some armed gunmen believed to be Boko Haram members attacked Kuburvwa village in Borno state.
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