By Bola Kougbe
Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima, has said Boko Haram terrorist group set the state 50 years behind.
The governor, Monday, at Abuja said the destruction the sect wrecked has considerably affected its development.
“At the risk of sounding repetitive, Borno state has been taken 50 years backward, no thanks to the vicious Boko Haram we inherited in 2011”, he said.
Shettima said the state will continue to invest heavily on education despite the incessant attacks on schools by Boko Haram in the state.
“As we all know, hate for education is the fundamental principle of the Boko Haram. This explains why they focused so much attack on educational institutions.
“The objective was to bring down education in a state that has a long history of learning.
“Today, Boko Haram wants to reverse that noble pride, but we will not let them do it.
“The state is now safe and ready to rehabilitate, reconstruct and expand educational institutions”, Shettima explained.