Governor Kashim Shettima has dispelled speculations that a dam in Alau town, a distance of about five km from Maiduguri in Borno state, had been bombed by boko haram insurgents.
Following the over-flow of water from the dam, locals of the town had circulated stories that insurgents had destroyed the dam.
Shettima, who dispelled the rumor on Sunday, after a tour of the facility with Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, Acting GOC 7 Div. Maiduguri, said the damage was caused by lack of maintenance.
Shettima said that it was one of the embankments that was slightly washed away by water.
“Our findings reveal that one of the embankments got washed away, embankments that require regular maintenance.
“The GOC (7 Div) was there early this morning; he assessed it and has pictures of what happened to that particular embankment,” he said.