Boko Haram Switzerland to aid affected communities with $8M

This was disclosed by the acting Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, Daniel Cavegn while speaking in Maiduguri, Borno State.

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Boko Haram terrorists

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The government of Switzerland has pledged the sum of US$8 million to aid in the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of communities destroyed by Boko Haram.

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The sect leader Abubakar Shekau, flanked by his subordinates.

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This was disclosed by the acting Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, Daniel Cavegn while speaking in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau with some of his fighters play

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau with some of his fighters

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Cavegn also revealed that his country was willing to partner in agriculture in order to create job opportunities for the many youths in the zone.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau play

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

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He also said that improving the economy of the zone was the key to ending the insurgency.

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Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.

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In response, the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Usman Jidda Shuwa, said that the state would welcome aid from all quarters.

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Governor Shettima

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“Considering the situation in which we found ourselves and the meagre resources at our disposal, there is the need for foreign partners and international organisations to come to the aid of the state especially in the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of the destroyed communities,” Shuwa said.

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Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima

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Borno State has suffered the worst of the Boko Haram insurgency which has left many dead and several others homeless.

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