Zulum Returns, disburses IDP households, N120m to Borno border community

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has returned 2,500 Internally Displaced Person (IDP) households with the disbursement of N120 million into Kirawa border community with Cameroon.

Kirawa, a farming and herding community in Gwoza Local Council, was severally attacked by Boko Haram, displacing many people to take refuge in camps for seven years in Maiduguri and Minoa camp in Cameroon.

Disbursing the stipends, at the weekend (Saturday) in Kirawa, the Governor disclosed that each of the male households receives N100, 000, while their wives were each given N20, 000 to meet basic needs of life.

According to him, the Vungas led resettlement committee was to ensure completion of houses for safe return of IDPs to Kirawa in a voluntarily dignified manner.

He added that with the resettlement of Kirawa IDPs, over 10 communities were returned for resettlements, including Ajiri, Auno, Ngoshe and Kauwuri communities in Konduga and Jere Councils.  

Besides, Zulum said that each of the 2,500 households got food items comprising a bag of rice and maize grits, while the female IDP returnees were also each provided with a warraper.

Alhaji Abacha Buba, representing Gwoza constituency at the State House of Assembly, former Commissioner of Agriculture, Bukar Talba and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Poverty Alleviation assisted the Governor in returning to resettle the IDPs in Kirawa.

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