'Boko Haram Leader’s House To Be Converted Into A Museum' - Borno State Government Says





The Borno Government says plans are on the way to convert the house of the former leader of Boko Haram sect, Mohammed Yusuf, to a museum.


The state Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Mohammed Bulama, disclosed this when he spoke at the 9th National Council for Culture, Tourism and National Orientation held in Dutse, Jigawa recently.

“We are going to convert the house of the leader of the Boko Haram sect Mohammed Yusuf where the insurgency all started from, to a museum. The place is called Maarcas. We want to build a museum there where all the things that had happened relating to the insurgency will be archived.
We want to document and archive all that had happened so that our future generation will be able to have first hand information,” he said

The former sect leader and founder of the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, was killed during a gunfire in 2009.

The Commissioner alo disclosed that there are plans to turn Sambisa forest to a tourist centre by reviving the already existing games reserve in the forest.

“Last year, Gov. Kashim Shettima made a pronouncement to the effect that every Dec. 22, will be declared a public holiday in Borno because that is the day the military declared that they had captured Ground Zero in Sambisa forest. What we intend to do when stability is fully achieved is to convert the forest into a tourist attraction in order to show the world what has happened. Before insurgency, we used to have a game reserve in the Sambisa forest, we are going to revive that,” he said.

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