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Borno Commissioner, Council Chair Doles Out N5m, Relief Materials To Boko Haram Victims

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BEVERLY HILLS, March 02, (THEWILL) – The Borno State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai, has donated the sum of N5million and other relief materials to residents of Shehuri North community in Maiduguri, the state capital, whose property were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents after being forced to flee their homeland.

The commissioner, who is a Kanuri prince, told the residents of the area, which used to be a Boko Haram stronghold, weekend, that the donation of the money, 250 pieces of wrappers and other relief items were his personal donation to assist in their re-settlement.

Garbai lamented that after months of relative peace in the community, many of the residents are still living in depravity hence the need to assist them.

His donation came as the chairman of Dikwa Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Mohammed Ali Gana, also donated 5,000 bags of rice to persons displaced from Dikwa by Boko Haram insurgents who occupied the town before they were recently chased away by the military.

At the commencement of the distribution exercise in Maiduguri, Gana stressed that the 5,000 bags are for displaced persons from Dikwa who are quartered in residential houses within Maiduguri metropolis and Jere Local Government Area.

“The displaced persons who have been registered and sheltered within the designated camps in Maiduguri have been provided with three square meals, while their counterparts outside there living in residences have become a burden to their hosts therefore they need to be assisted,” Gana said.

The Secretary of Dikwa LGA, Alhaji Modu Shettima, in his remark, said the council had already collected, printed and placed the names of the beneficiaries at Dikwa's IDPs camp.

He therefore urged those whose names have not been registered or omitted from the list to channel their complaints through the appropriate quarters.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Alhaji Mamman Grema and Hajja Kellu, expressed gratitude for the gesture, saying they were happy that their leader have not left them to their fate even though they are not being sheltered at the IDPs camps.