Not fewer than 35 decomposed bodies have been recovered and buried in Borno town four months after it was liberated from Boko Haram insurgents.
Bama Local Government chairman, Alhaji Ali Gujja, who led a team of rehabilitation workers to the town, said on Thursday that more than 35 decomposed bodies were evacuated from many houses destroyed by Boko Haram.
"We've evacuated more than 35 decomposed bodies in Bama in the course of our clearing exercise since the state government has given a matching order for us to clean the ruins of the town so that rehabilitation and reconstruction can start in earnest,'' Gujja told journalists.
Also, the Borno state government says it will collaborate with the Federal Government to rebuild the towns and villages destroyed by insurgents.
It would be recalled that SaharaReporters had reported earlier this year that decomposed bodies litter Bama town.
Bama is the second largest city in Borno State some 60 kilometers to state capital Maiduguri.
Nigeria troops liberated it April from Boko Haram after it was overrun by the militants on September 1st, 2014. Boko Haram militants used it as a base, installed an "Amir" and later committed atrocities against trapped civilians during their seven months reign in Bama.