The House of Representatives yesterday raised an alarm that some members of the Boko Haram sect are hiding within some villages in Monguno, Marte and Nganzai local government areas of Borno State. The lawmakers, while adopting a motion by Rep Mohammed Tahir Monguno (APC, Borno), said due to the development, the Nigerian Armed Forces found it difficult to flush out members of the sect from the areas. The House said the action has adversely affected the amenities for the people of Monguno.
The United Nations on Tuesday confirmed that at least 16 local governments initially occupied by the Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria have been liberated by Nigerian forces. The immediate past UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mohamed Safieldin, said he made on-the-spot assessment of some of the liberated local governments including Bama, Damboa, Monguno, Konduga, Dikwa, Gwoza, Pulka, and Banki .
Speaking to the New York correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria, the official lamented the level of destruction on the communities by Boko Haram, saying there is real humanitarian crisis in the liberated areas.