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Families of 110 slain victims of insurgency, others get N100m lifeline

Alhaji Ibrahim Ngulde, co-secretary of the committee set up by the state government, which was led by Deputy Governor Zanna Umar Mustapha, said they had…

Alhaji Ibrahim Ngulde, co-secretary of the committee set up by the state government, which was led by Deputy Governor Zanna Umar Mustapha, said they had identified 4,206 people who were displaced by the insurgents.
 According to him, some of the communities affected by the serial attacks include Ngohi, Alagarno, Bijibiji, Bdagu, Pumbum, Gurhengol and Dille, all in Askira Uba Local Government Area.
“In his usual manner of showing concern to victims of the unfortunate
insecurity we have found ourselves, Governor Kashim Shettima directed that out of the N100million released, we should give N250,000 to each of the  families of  110 people that lost their lives.
“We also reached out to surviving victims who lost their homes and sources of livelihood in the affected communities. We have opened a third camp at
Government Secondary School, Uba for some of the displaced peoples from Damboa and Chibok local government areas while others decided to join relatives and friends.
In a related development, the Boko Haram insurgents, on Wednesday burnt places of worship in Manjakwa, Kwajafa, Tashan Alade and Kirbutu villages in Hawul Local Government Area in Southern Borno.
Sources said the insurgents had also sent letters of threat to Shindfu and Shafa towns.
“They have destroyed many churches and are threatening to attack more
communities. In the letters they sent, they also vowed to destroy Azare, Marama and Yimirshika. We are really appealing to the federal government to deploy more troops to protect us,” the caretaker chairman of Hawul Local Government Area, Dr. Andrew Usman Malgwi said.
 Meanwhile, as part of efforts to contain the cholera outbreak at the
camp of internally displaced peoples in Biu town, the National Emergency
Management Agency (NEMA) has activated its Search and Rescue
Epidemic Response Plan (SAREEP).
Spokesman of the agency in the North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim,
yesterday said additional staff and members of Doctors without Borders,  have been dispatched to assist Red Cross officials and other stakeholders at camp clinics.
“Doctors without Borders had also donated some drugs and disinfectants to complement the drugs already provided by the NEMA and other donors. Additional pit latrines and a clinic have been erected in the camp to decongest the existing facilities.
“Leaders among the internally displaced persons were also trained on hygiene and sanitation skills, with a view to maintaining a clean environment. Safe drinking water was also provided by NEMA,” Ibrahim said.

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