300 women in Borno State have received relief materials from Aisha Buhari after they were relocated to their deserted homes.
The beneficiaries of the relief materials were recently relocated to Magumeri Local Government of Borno State following relative peace.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Magumeri was one of the councils sacked by Boko Haram at the peak of the insurgency making residents of the town to flee for safety in Maiduguri.
Aisha, represented by Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, the Secretary of the Committee on Relief Items, said the gesture was to cushion the hardship of victims.
“The First Lady had earlier taken the same gesture to some local governments in the state, which include Gwoza, Askira Uba, Mafa and Dikwa.
“She encouraged other Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who were still living in resettlement camps, to go back to their various communities.
“The items are nutritional food donated by the Get Involved Initiative under Mrs. Buhari’s Future Assured Programme, where individuals, agencies, parastatals, her friends, associates and organisations put hands together through the office of the First Lady to assist victims of violence in the country.
“The items include 1,200 bags of semovita, 500 cartons of fortified action meal and non-fortified meal, ninety bags of 25kg rice, two bundles of blankets, cartons of milk and detergents, among others.’’
She stressed that the committee was continuing with distribution of relief items to IDPs who had returned to their homes.
“We are doing this so as to cushion the hardship of our traumatised victims of Boko Haram and other related violence that had affected some parts of this country, particularly the North-East.
“Now that peace has been restored by our gallant troops and our IDPs back home, we deem it fit with my friends, associates and well wishers to assist our people with nutritional food.
“I believe this gesture which will be extended to all parts of this country affected by violence, will encourage those still leaving in camps go back to their liberated communities”, she said.