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Zulum resettles over 600 displaced persons

Governor Babagana Zulum presidenting relief items to returnees in Malari, Konduga local government.

The Borno State government has resettled another set of six hundred and thirty-two displaced persons to Malari village in Konduga local government. 

They include two hundred and fifty-three male and three hundred and seventy-nine female returnees. 

Governor Babagana Zulum at the ceremony said the displaced persons were resettled after more than seven years of displacement. 

He explained that the resettlement followed the reconstruction of eight hundred and three existing houses which were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents. 

The Governor announced the assistance of twenty thousand naira each to male returnees as well as ten thousand naira and a wrapper to the female returnees. 

Professor Babagana Zulum also directed the allocation of one hundred thousand naira to each of five hundred community members whose houses were not part of the 803 houses already rebuilt.

He then announced the distribution of food and non-food items donated by the North-East Development Commission, NEDC, meant to support all returnees. 

Reporting by Dauda Iliya, editing by Daniel Adejo.