MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Over 100,000 households displaced by Boko Haram on Tuesday, received N325 million and variety of food items from the Borno State Government.
Governor Babagana Zulum was in Monguno to supervised the distributions to displaced persons from Kukawa, Marte, Ngnazi and Guzamala local government areas who are currently at government controlled camps in Monguno town.
Monguno is the most populated part of northern Borno, within Nigeria’s portion of the Lake Chad region, which has faced the most severe attacks from Boko Haram in recent years.
Zulum departed Maiduguri to Monguno by road Monday, passed the night, and following day, supervised distribution of cash and food items.
Thousands of bags of grains, sugar and wrappers were distributed to 65,000 male, and 35,000 female heads of households respectively.
Each received three bags of rice, maize, and beans; while the female beneficiaries were additionally given a wrapper and N5,000 each.
The governor also assessed and approved a site for the location of Federal Polytechnic in Monguno, which the Federal Government recently approved, after his visit to the Minister of Education in January.