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Friday, August 11, 2017

Boko Haram bombed 267 health centres within 8 years

The Borno government yesterday said the Boko Haram Islamist group destroyed 19 general hospitals and 248 primary health care (PHC) centres during the eight years’ insurgency in the state. It also stated that the period witnessed the exodus of medical personnel.
The Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia, told newsmen yesterday in Maiduguri at an event to mark the state’s council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Week.According to him, the insurgents’ target was the health sector housing over 1,500 workers.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has decorated 65 troops of the 151 Task Force Battalion and 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army serving in Operation Lafiya Dole for their bravery

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