- The federal government has started the airdrop of relief items to IDPs in Borno state
- The airdrop operation is being carried out by the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development
- Sadiya Umar Farouk, the minister humanitarian affairs made the disclosure in Maiduguri
The federal government has started the airdrop of relief items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno state.
The airdrop operation is being carried out by the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development, in collaboration with the Nigerian Air Force, Leadership reported.
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk, the humanitarian affairs on Sunday, September 6, in Maiduguri explained that both food and non-food items would be airdropped to the IDPs.
She said the technique was adopted to ensure that the displaced persons who are trapped in areas that cannot be accessed due to the insurgency, terrain, or other issues get relief materials.
In another news, reports have emerged that over 78,000 farmers have abandoned the farmland in Borno, Katsina, Taraba, Plateau and other states in the north. This is due to the continuous menace of Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and herdsmen.
The Guardian reported that About 56,000 Internally Displaced Households (IDH) farmers from 28 communities in Borno state have lost no less than 504,000 metric tonnes of food since 2015.
There are fears that the development might likely affect Nigeria when it comes to food production.
Meanwhile, the North Central Egalitarian Congress (NCEC) has commended the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and the Nigerian army's 4 special forces command for successful attacks against Darul Salam/Boko Haram terrorists in Kogi and Nasarawa states.
NCEC in a press statement on Wednesday, September 2, by its president, Etubi Enebi said the dislodgement of the terrorists in the two states would bring an end to cattle rustling, banditry, kidnappings and other forms of criminalities in the area.
Enebi said commendation must also be given to the army chief for his brave, visionary and purposeful leadership. He said that the troops of the Nigerian army must be commended for displaying acts of resilience and heroism.
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