A Nigerian Senator, Ali Ndume has revealed that terrorist group Boko Haram helped blocked projects approved by President Buhari’s government in the North East Nigeria.
Senator Ali Ndume, the lawmaker representing Borno South in the red chamber has disclosed that Boko Haram insurgents stopped projects approved by Buhari’s government in the North East.
Addressing newsmen in Maiduguri on Monday January 4, the lawmaker listed some of the affected projects.
Ndume lamented that insecurity is hampering the successful execution of Federal Government’s road projects in the North East.
“The Dikwa-Marte-Monguno road which was approved for N60.273bn and the Numan road linking Borno and Adamawa approved for N15.527bn.
“The third is the road from Gombi-Biu linking Adamawa and Borno also approved for N7.643bn.
“It has also embarked on reconstruction and rehabilitation of the dilapidated Biu- Azare – Shaffa- Garkida federal highway linking Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa, but the workers were forced to vacate the site due to activities of the insurgents.
“Damaturu-Maiduguri has been allocated but as you can see the work has stopped. Also, the road from Buni Yadi- Biu was also abandoned. Even passengers don’t pass through the road regularly due to the threat pose by the terrorist,” he said.