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Sallah: SEMA distributes condiments to IDPs in Borno

DG Borno state Emergency Management Agency SEMA Hajiya Yabawa Kolo flanked by the management staff of the Agency presenting condiments to Gubio IDP camp chairman, Malam Bulama ahead of the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. Photo: Dauda Iliya

The Borno state government has commenced the distribution of condiments to about five thousand families taking refuge at Gubio camp in Maiduguri ahead of the Sallah celebration.

Gubio camp is among the few formal IDP camps that are still operational in Maiduguri as more than twenty camps have so far been closed down by the state government. 

Director General State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA Ya Bawa Kolo while launching the distribution said the monthly exercise is part of government intervention for IDPs.

According to her, the government is doing everything possible to close the remaining camps in the distant future and charged all the IDPs to intensify prayers for a speedy end to the Boko Haram crisis. 

The Director-General SEMA also reiterated the commitment of the Agency to providing humanitarian service to vulnerable people and promised to liaise with NEMA, North East Development Commission NEDC and other Federal Agencies in providing more assistance to displaced persons in the State.

Items presented to IDPs at Gubio camp in Maiduguri. Photo: Dauda Iliya

Chairman of the distribution Committee, Ali Isa promised to distribute the items according to the number of households in each camp.

The Chairman of Gubio Camp, Mallam Mustapha Bulama thanked the State Governor and DG SEMA for their concern towards their plight adding that they are ready to go back to their ancestral home anytime soon.

Items presented include cartons of cooking oil, salt, seasoning, bags of millet, Okro and Tomato paste among others.

Reporting by Dauda Iliya; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino