By Bode Olushegun
The federal government has come to the aid of 22 communities displaced by insurgency in part of Borno State.
The federal government on Saturday, through its humanitarian agency, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), gave out food and non-food items to the 1888 households in the affected communities.
Delivering the items to the representative of Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA), Alhaji Ahmed Kuma, the Acting NEMA North East Zonal Coordinator, Ishaya Chonoko, who represented the Director General of NEMA, Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Mohammed, at the presentation, said the 22 communities, all in Jere local government area of Borno State were attacked by insurgents in July.
He noted that the 1888 households after being displaced from their communities were now residing in Gongulon in Jere local government area.
Chonoko said the food and non-food items are for new influx of 1888 households of internally displaced persons from communities affected by insurgency in Jere LGA Borno state.
He said: “The members of the displaced communities were now residing at Gongulon host community where arrangement for temporary shelter was ongoing in collaboration with Borno state Government and other humanitarian Partners.”
He items were received by representatives of Borno state Emergency Management Agency BOSEMA, Alh Ahmed Kurna and a community leader from the displaced communities.
The items distributed included food items,
mattresses, buckets, mosquito nets, soap, plates, buckets, spoons, male and female clothings.