Residents of Shehuri North community in Maiduguri, the Borno State who had their properties destroyed at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency have received a lifeline of N5 million from the state Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai.
Also donated to the residents of the area, which was once the stronghold of the Boko Haram insurgents before they were driven away from within Maiduguri, are 250 pieces of wrappers and other relief items by the commissioner who is a Kanuri prince.
During the donation of the gift at the weekend, Garbai said the gesture were his personal donation to assist in the re-settlement of the community.
He said he had noted that after months of relative peace in the community, many of the residents are still living in depravity and could not but come to their assistance.
In a similar development, persons who were displaced from Dikwa by insurgents who occupied the town before they were recently chased away by the military, were given 5,000 bags of rice by the chairman of Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State, Alhaji Mohammed Ali Gana
Gana, during the commencement ceremony of the distribution exercise in Maiduguri, said the 5,000 bags are for Dikwa displaced persons 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.
Speaking earlier, the Secretary of Dikwa Local Government Area, Alhaji Modu Shettima, announced that the council has already collected, printed and placed the names of the beneficiaries at Dikwa’s IDPs camp, urging those whose names have not been registered or omitted from the list to lay their complaints appropriately.
Alhaji Mamman Grema and Hajja Kellu, who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed gratitude for the gesture, insisting that it was instructive that they are remembered by their leader despite their absence from the IDPs camps.