A member of the House of Representatives, Ahmadu Jaha representing Chibok/Damboa/Gwoza federal Constituency has revealed that contrary to the claims by the Federal government, Boko Haram is in control of his Constituency.
The lawmaker said that about 27 electoral wards out of 33 wards in his Constituency are under the control of the insurgents.
The lawmaker made the claim while speaking on a motion moved by the Chief Whip of the House, Muhammed Mongonu who is also from Borno State.
“Some number of geographical locations in Borno state and other insurgency related areas are under the occupation of Boko Haram.
Let’s 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 ten electoral wards, only two are not under the occupation of Boko Haram. In Damboa, I have ten electoral wards, only one is not under the occupation of Boko Haram. This is as far as Chibok/Damboa/Gwoza federal constituency is concerned.”
He added that in Borno Northern, 8 local governments out of 10 are under the control of the Islamists.
“The same thing, the chief whip to the House can bear me witness, out of the ten 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 was, however, stopped by a point of order by James Faleke, who asked him to restrict the debate to the motion which deals with funding for the military.