Boko Haram is still occupying a senatorial zone in Borno State, a federal lawmaker at the House of Representatives, has said.
Ahmadu Jaha, representing Damboa/Gwoza/Chibok federal constituency, made the claim Tuesday while contributing to a motion at the lower chamber during plenary.
Mr Jaha said out of the 10 local government areas that make up Borno North Senatorial District, only two LGAs are not under the control of the terrorists.
“A number of geographical locations in Borno state and other insurgency-related areas are under the occupation of Boko Haram,” the lawmaker said in a video trending online.
“Let us take for instance, in a local government that has 13 electoral wards like my own Gwoza, only three or four are not under the occupation of Boko Haram.
“In Chibok, I have 10 electoral wards, only two are not under the occupation of Boko Haram. In Damboa, I have 10 electoral wards, only one is not under the occupation of Boko Haram. This is as far as Chibok/Damboa/Gwoza federal constituency is concerned.
“The same thing… the chief whip to the house can bear me witness, out of the 10 local governments in northern Borno, only two local governments and it is only their headquarters, are still not under the occupation of Boko Haram,” he added.
Before the APC administration of President Muhammadu Buhari took over power in 2015, Boko Haram terrorists were reportedly in control of some part of the Northeast region.
Mr Buhari and his government has repeatedly claimed to have decimated the terrorists to the extent they are no longer in control of any territory in the country.