Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima has promised to rebuild churches destroyed by Boko Haram terrorists in Lassa, southern Borno.
Shettima made the disclosure on Wednesday when he accessed the level of damage in Lassa in Askira-Uba Local Government Area of the state.
“We will rebuild churches, private and public buildings destroyed by the insurgents.
“We are going to rebuild churches and others structures destroyed in Lassa and other communities around.
“We are saddened by the large scale destruction in Lassa which is a predominantly Christian community, ” Shettima said.
He added, “We are doing this because we have a duty as a government to ensure fairness, equity and justice in all our endeavours.
“We believe that the Christian community has rights to be served like its Muslims counterpart, since we have rebuilt Mosques destroyed in other places, we must rebuild churches too.”
Shettima said the churches will be rebuilt before the Yuletide celebration.
“I want to assure that the churches will be rebuilt before December, so that the people can celebrate the Christmas in a more conducive atmosphere.
“We will also make sure that all private houses destroyed are rebuild without delay,” he said, adding that his action had no political under tone.
“We are not doing this for political reasons because we are not facing any election now. Our actions are based on the desire to serve people and to ensure equity among them.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.