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Yobe Govt distributes food items to IDPs in self-established camps

The food items distributed by the committee on are: 300 bags of rice, sugar, 400 jerry cans of cooking oil, and 300 bags of Sorghum.

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The Yobe government on Sunday, June 26, distributed food items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in three self-established camps in Damaturu.

Alhaji Musa Jidawa, the Secretary of the state Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons, said in Damaturu in the course of distributing the food items that the gesture was to meet the food needs of the IDPs.

The food items distributed by the committee on are: 300 bags of rice, sugar, 400 jerry cans of cooking oil, and 300 bags of Sorghum.

Others items distributed to IDPs in the three camps located in Kukareta, Kassaisa, and Mohammed Gombe farm are: 27 bags of sugar and 650 cartons of sphaghetti.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government recently constituted a committee under the chairmanship of the deputy governor of the state, Abubakar Aliyu, to resettle the IDPs.

NAN reports that some of the IDPs have relocated to their communities of origin, while some others from Borno are still living in the camps.

Jidawa said government would continue to support the internally displaced persons notwithstanding where they came from.

READ: IDPs lament poor facilities in camps [Photos]

He cautioned the IDPs against selling both the food and non-food items provided for them.

Malam Abubakar Goni, one of the internally displaced persons from Ngamdu in Borno, commended the state government for assisting IDPs with the food especially during the Ramadan fast.

"We feel at home by the generosity of the Yobe government for providing this assistance in spite of the fact that most of us are from Borno state," he said.

NAN further reports that the non-food items donated to the IDPs are: mosquito nets/repellents, mats, bathing soap, pampers, and fairly used clothes.

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