20,000 Damasak Residents Receive Food Varieties from Gov. Zulum
At least twenty thousand residents whose sources of livelihoods were affected by boko haram attacks, on Sunday, received varieties of food from Borno Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum in Damasak, headquarters of Mobbar local government area in the northern part of the state. Damasak was once stronghold of the boko haram which came under the insurgents’ occupation in 2016.
Zulum, who arrived Damasak on Saturday to host commissioners, advisers and other senior government officials for a cabinet retreat, had scheduled distribution of food to indigent families within the host community. Following day at 6am, the Governor was at two distribution points to supervise transparent distribution expected to last beneficiaries at least one month. Zulum has a practice of strictly supervising the distribution of food aid to displaced and indigent citizens during all of visits to local government areas.
Chairperson of the Borno state emergency management agency, Yabawa Kolo, said a total of 4,000 families, each comprising six or more members, benefited from the distribution.
Each family, Kolo explained, was given bags of rice, beans, biski (a traditional assorted food) and cartons of spaghetti.
A number of trailers conveyed the assorted food from Maiduguri to Damasak.