The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has said that Boko Haram has taken control of eight out of the 27 Local Government Areas in the state.

Shettima said this on Tuesday, November 4, while receiving members of the Federal Government Sub-committee of the Victims Supports Fund in Maiduguri.

The governor said:

“The insurgents have taken over nearly eight LGAs in the state. They have taken over Gamboru-Ngala, Kala-Balge, Marte, Dikwa, Gwoza, Bama, Askira-Uba and part of Konduga local government areas.”

“The insurgents have also carried out recent attacks in Abadam, Kukawa,” he added.

However, the governor expressed hope that the insurgency would soon be a thing of the past:

“I strongly believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. We are going to bounce back very soon by the grace of God,” he said.

The Deputy Governor of the State, Zanna Mustaphahas also warned that if urgent measures are not implemented, Boko Haram could wipe out Adamawa, Borno and Yobe in three months.