By: Our Correspondent
BORNO, North-East, Nigeria – At least twenty thousand residents whose source of livelihoods were affected by boko haram attacks, on Sunday, received varieties of food from Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum in Damasak, Mobbar Local Government Area of the state.
Damasak was once a stronghold of the Boko Haram which came under the insurgents’ occupation in 2016.
Zulum, who arrived Damasak on Saturday, to host commissioners, advisers and other senior government officials for a cabinet retreat, had scheduled distribution of food to indigent families within the host community.
The Governor was at two distribution points on Sunday, October 20, 2019, to supervise the distributions expected to last beneficiaries atleast a month.
Prof Zulum has a practice of strictly supervising the distribution of food aid to displaced and indigent citizens during all his visits to Local Government Areas.
Chairperson of the Borno state Emergency Management Agency, Yabawa Kolo, said a total of 4,000 families, each comprising six or more members, benefited from the distribution.
Kolo explained that each family was given bags of rice, beans, biski (a traditional assorted food) and cartons of spaghetti.
A number of trailers conveyed the assorted food from Maiduguri to Damasak.