Hassan said: “I am a victim of insurgency. As I speak with you, five of my ribs are broken.
“There was an attempt on my life but we thank God I survived it.
“We have over 20,000 refugees and almost six million IDPs, we lost loved ones, properties and so many attacks on schools. Things are coming back to normal and we must commend our officers and soldiers on the field.
“It was during the campaign and my convoy was attacked. The attack was directed at my own car. My closest confidant died in that accident and I was lucky I survived.
“When I was taken to the hospital in that town, I did not know how bad our hospitals were until I was asked to be taken to one of the hospitals in my home town. I could not believe it. As a result of that, I decided to build a hospital because there is no good one where I come from. I will make sure it’s well equipped.
“For the first time, my constituents are happy about the development because it is not by the government but a personal project.
Hassan however commended President Muhamadu Buhari and Nigerian soldiers for their efforts to ensure that peace is restored in Yobe State, which had been experiencing suicide bombing on weekly basis.