By Ndahi Marama
MAIDUGURI—Chairman of Forum of Christian Communities in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, Simon Ularju, has decried the “marginalisation and total neglect of communities by state and local governments in ongoing reconstruction of houses and churches burnt by Boko Haram.”
He said no fewer than 10 Christian communities have been left behind in the reconstruction efforts.
Governor Kashim Shettima had set up a committee for reconstruction of churches razed by insurgents in southern parts of the states, which is predominantly Christian.
Ularju, who led other members of the forum on a visit to the state Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Bishop Mohammed Naga, in Maidu-guri yesterday, said: “Kopchi, Izgeki, Kauji, Bdagu, Yazza, Shawa, Kuburvu, Kwanjilari and other villages on the fringes of Sambisa Forest, where their churches and residential houses were all razed, were not part of the list of communities to benefit from the reconstruction efforts.”