The governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, has attributed the destruction of over one million houses to Boko Haram.
While receiving the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, in Maiduguri, the governor blamed the terror for the destruction of many properties.
"Recently, we carried out a post conflict assessment in accordance with international best practices that are verifiable through satellite images and physical analysis, and based on our assessment we discovered that about 1 million private houses were destroyed by insurgents across the 27 local government areas in the state.
A total of 5,335 classrooms and other school buildings were destroyed in primary, secondary schools and two tertiary institutions. A total of 512 primary schools, 38 secondary schools as well as two tertiary institutions of Umar Ibn Elkanemi College of Education, Science and Technology in Bama, and College of Business and Management Studies in Konduga were affected.
A total of 201 health centres comprising mostly primary healthcare clinics, dispensaries and some general hospitals were affected across the 27 local government areas.
A total of 665 municipal buildings comprising ministries and LGA buildings, prisons, police stations and electric offices were destroyed," he revealed.
In 2015, the state government provided housing estates for displaced people.
Dr Abdulfatai Musa Saromi of National Coordination of Shelter for Life, a Non-Governmental Organization advocating for good shelter for all, commended the administration's work.
“Some of the housing estates built by the present administration in the state despite the ongoing insurgency cannot be found in most states of the federation. I wonder what the governor would have turned this state to if there was no crisis. If not for those structures now that are containing workers and IDPs, what do you think could have happened? Borno is actually leading in property.”