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Boko Haram: Buhari’s Wife Donates N55m, Relief Items To Victims

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Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has donated five trucks loads of assorted relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, and victims of insurgents in Borno State. She also released the sum of N55 million and shared it among the parents of 219 Chibok missing schoolgirls and those who lost their children during the attack on Federal Government College, Buni Yadi where scores of students were massacred.

Distributing the relief items through a committee set up by the First Lady yesterday, secretary of the committee, Zuwaira Gambo, said IDPs mostly pregnant women, lactating mothers, children and those who sustained injuries due to suicide bombings and were hospitalised at various hospitals in Borno State will benefit from the ongoing exercise.

Gambo explained that the committee which included the wife of Borno State Governor, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima, as chairperson and Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Fanta Baba Shehu, as member swung into action by visiting all the designated resettlement camps in Maiduguri metropolis and Gubio town which formed part of the host communities. She disclosed that before visiting Gubio and other host communities, the team paid a similar visit to Biu Local Government Area of the state where thousands of IDPs and victims of insurgents from Debiro, Sabon Gari and Damboa Local Government Area also benefitted from the gesture.

The committee secretary thanked the First Lady for coming to the aid of the victims and assured that the items are to go to the direct beneficiaries as the victims were conducting themselves in an orderly manner, which also makes it easier for the committee to carry their assignment.

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