Boko Haram's Cost to Nigeria's Borno: $1 Billion And Rising

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  • Three-quarters of Borno state's second-largest town wrecked
  • Military ordered to contain security situation in two months

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima.

Photographer: Puis Utomi/AFP via Getty Images

Boko Haram militants have destroyed infrastructure that may cost more than $1 billion to rebuild in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, the main theater of the government’s six-year fight against the Islamist insurgency, according to Governor Kashim Shettima.

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