Boko Haram: Humanitarian Crises May Last For 10 Years In Borno

By Yahaya WAKILI, Maiduguri
Humanitarian workers in the northeast, Nigerian state of Borno has observed that, the crises of Boko Haram May last for another 10 years giving the indices and magnitude of cases on ground particularly at various liberated areas.
Audu Musa, a humanitarian worker told National Trail in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital that, from what they have been witnessing on the field, the Boko Haram crises is far from coming to an end soon contrary to certain insinuations.
“There are certain local governments yet to be liberated, the Sambisa Forest still houses the Boko Haram group and places we have been visiting which is hitherto said to have been liberated still have some pockets of attackers from time to time. The experiences of UNICEF staff while coming back from Bama tells much on the level of security safety in some of these liberated areas. We are still moving to other places but we are mostly using helicopter.
“Our drivers who uses the road to carry humanitarian relief material have been reporting shocking news that, sometimes the soldiers have to be shooting to create a battle ready situation in other to give warning signal to any would be Boko Haram fighter to stay clear of the road as they drove through some villages suspected to be points of attack or black spots.” He said.
According to him, the fear is that, most of the NGOs are exposing to working with some sympathizer of the Boko Haram, who may be given information on their daily schedule.
“Even if the crises is said to be over and there is no more attacks here and there, the humanitarian issue will take a longer time to actually bring to normal the situation in the northeast. I think we would still be around in the next 10 years from my own estimation, if not longer.” Audu added.


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