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Level of Boko Haram's destruction in Nigeria revealed

A World Bank report says about 20,000 people have died at the hands of the terrorist group in Nigeria.

FILE. Nigerian army destroy Boko Haram terrorists camps in Alagarno and Sambas forests. Picture: Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman/Nigerian army public relations..

CAPE TOWN - A World Bank report says about 20,000 people have died at the hands of terrorist group Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria.

The report shows the militant group's reign of terror has also cost the Nigerian government almost $6 billion since it launched its insurgency in 2009.

The report was compiled following an assessment as part of a programme involving the World Bank, European Union and the United Nations with six north-eastern states.

Assessments in states affected by the insurgency were carried out in areas including education, healthcare, water, sanitation and housing.

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