NEDC mulls establishment of insurgency museum in Maiduguri

The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) says it is considering the establishment of a museum on Boko Haram insurgency in Maiduguri,  Borno.

The museum would be established by the commission and the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID).

The commission’s managing director, Mohammed Alkali, stated this on Thursday in Maiduguri at an event to mark the 2023 International Day of Peace, organised by the Peace Ambassador Centre for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment.

According to Mr Alkali, the museum will bring out the physical aspect of the insurgency for future generations to see and to enable them to understand the conflict.

While reiterating the commission’s commitment to bringing succour to the victims of insurgency, Mr Alkali said the commission had been part and parcel of development of the University’s Centre for Counter-Terrorism.

Also speaking, the vice-chancellor, Aliyu Shugaba, lauded the NEDC’s support to peacebuilding programmes in the region, especially in the university where it constructed the Centre for Peace and Counter-Terrorism Research.

Mr Shugaba said the university did not close for a day because of the insurgency, adding, “if it had closed, it would be a sign of defeat and surrender to the terrorists’ ideology.”


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