No fewer than 40,000 families in Damboa local government area, Borno State have received food items and N125.5m cash from the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum who visited Damboa two days after insurgents made an unsuccessful attempt to infiltrate the town.
Zulum spent the night in Damboa coordinating humanitarian and developmental support with a view to providing social amenities to local populations.
14,900 male heads of households and another 25,100 female heads of households, most of whom have lost their means of livelihood, and could not have access to farmlands benefited from the excersise.
Each of the 14,900 males received a bag of rice, a bag of maize grits, and a bag of beans, while 25,100 female household received N5,000 cash and wrapper.
Zulum explained that the rice distributed was part of the Federal Government’s donation to the State through the Nigerian Customs Service even as he expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for his support to the State Government.