Kashim Shettima ‘$20M needed to resettle Boko Haram victims,’ Governor says

The Governor made the disclosure on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, while addressing a delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Maiduguri, the state capital.

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Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has said that the state would need more than $20 million to resettle displaced Boko Haram victims.

The Governor made the disclosure on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, while addressing a delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Maiduguri, the state capital.

“We, the government and good people of Borno State, want to use this opportunity to thank you (Red Cross), NEMA and other donor agencies for supporting us in this our trying moment. Twenty-two out of the 27 local government areas were destroyed. Over one million IDPs are living in Maiduguri, the state capital, alone,” Shettima, who was represented by Deputy Governor, Zannah Mustapha, said.

“Just yesterday, we received another batch of 4,500 IDPs from Geidam who were sent away by the government of Niger Republic and more are still on their way to Maiduguri,” he added.

Borno State has suffered the worst of the insurgency which also affected Yobe and Adamawa States.

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