Emir says in­sur­gency has paral­ysed eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties in Gwoza

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The Emir of Gwoza in Borno, Al­haji Idrissa Timta, yes­ter­day de­cried the re­newed in­sur­gency in the area, say­ing it had crip­pled the so­cio-eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties in his do­main.

This is con­tained in a state­ment is­sued by the Emir in Maiduguri.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, it is un­for­tu­nate that 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,’’ the state­ment quoted the emir as say­ing.

Timta said: “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 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.’’

He said the in­sur­gents had also killed many num­ber people

life 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,’’ he said. (NAN)

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