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Nigeria's Borno state reveals level of Boko Haram destruction

Young women fleeing from Boko Haram walk past burnt livestock in the villate of Mairi, Borno state, in FebruarySome 20,000 people have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno state in northeast Nigeria, according to a report for the World Bank that puts the cost of destruction at $5.9 billion. It is part of a Post-Insurgency Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment, an intervention programme involving the World Bank, European Union and the UN with six northeastern states. In Borno, sources with knowledge of the report told AFP on Monday that some 20,000 citizens are thought to have been killed during the violence — a higher figure than previous estimates.

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