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Boko Haram Terrorists killed 20,000 people in 4 years – Presidency

Akande also disclosed that $9bn will be required by the Federal Government to rebuild the North-Eastern region of Nigeria.

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Persons rescued from Boko Haram

(The Guardian)

The Senior Special Assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande disclosed that Boko Haram killed 20,000 people between 2011 and 2015.

Akande said “Dr. Masha added that no fewer than 20,000 lives were lost while 1.8 million people were displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency and the planned interventions are to be implemented over time, in view of resources that are available for its implementation.”

He said this based on a report carried out by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Internally Displaced Persons, Dr. Marian Masha, titled: Nigeria Recovery and Peace Building Assessment.

Akande also disclosed that $9bn will be required by the Federal Government to rebuild the North-Eastern region of Nigeria.

The Vice President’saide also said “The assessment and validation exercises completed in Nigeria’s North-East geopolitical zone have revealed the quantum of damage and the requirements to address the post-conflict recovery.

“For instance, while the extent of damage was put at about $9bn, the assessment revealed that over $6bn would be needed for immediate and near term stabilisation and recovery of the region.”

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has arrested the leader of Islamist militant group Ansaru, a splinter faction of Boko Haram that has been accused of kidnapping and killing Westerners.

Watch video of the Federal Government's assessment of Boko Haram's attacks below.

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