Maiduguri - Hajiya Mairo Bunu, the Borno
Accountant-General, on Monday appealed to donor agencies to mobilise support
for the rehabilitation of victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the state.
Bunu made the appeal when she presented some relief
materials to Gov. Kashim Shettima for the victims.
She said that the Boko Haram insurgency had resulted in mass
destruction of infrastructure which might be difficult to rebuild without the
support of the international community.
"The insurgency has indeed led to mass killings and
destruction all over the state. Borno requires lots of assistance to be able to
restore the structure destroyed by the insurgents.
"We are appealing to members of the international community
including donor organisations to come forward and lend a helping hand,’’' Bunu said.
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She said that her gesture was aimed at encouraging donation
from wealthy individuals and organisations for the upkeep of the insurgency
"You can see that we have numerous Internally Displaced
Persons (IDP) camps all over Maiduguri.
"The state government has been trying to cater for them
within its limited resources,’’ Bunu said.
She added that the state would require enormous resources to
resettle the IDPs
"We acknowledge the efforts of the Federal Government in
setting up the Victims Support Fund for insurgency victims.
"But a lot still need to be done in ensuring the comfort of
the displaced persons that is why we are appealing for support from all angles,’’
Shettima thanked her
for the donation and promised judicious use of the items.
included 500 bags of rice, 500 bags of maize powder, 500 T-shirts, 500 local
wax and 500 guinea wax.