At least 46,000 persons from Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State have been forced to leave their homes as attacks intensify in the area.
Chairman, Board of Trustees of Gwoza Christian communities, Mr Williams Naga, disclosed this while presenting food items donated by the state government to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri.
According to Naga, over 46,000 IDPs from Gwoza were currently seeking refuge in nine different villages, while 15, 000 were staying in government camps. He explained further that about 16,000 IDPs from Gwoza were currently taking refuge in seven camps in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC).
Naga disclosed that Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima had donated N10 million for the upkeep of the IDPs in the state capital and N2 million to facilitate transportation of those in Cameroon.
Also speaking, Mr Haruna Amodu, the distribution committee chairman, said out of the N10 million, N6 million was spent on procurement of foodstuffs for the IDPs .
He said that apart from government’s assistance, former religious affairs commissioner, Alhaji Mamman Darkwa, personally donated 100 hundred bags of rice and four cows to the IDPs.