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Red Cross donates materials to 600 displaced families in Yobe

14 April 2015, 20:27

Damaturu - The Red Cross Society on Tuesday donated foodstuff, clothing, toiletries and beddings to 600 households from six communities attacked by insurgents on March 26 in Yobe. 

Mr Zabu Habu, the Red Cross Secretary in the state, disclosed this while distributing the materials to the displaced persons currently taking refuge in Damaturu.

He said a package containing two wrappers, blanket, rubber mats, toiletries, a bag of rice and beans each and vegetable oil were donated to each family.

It is reported that insurgents attacked Ambiya Tasha, Ambiya Kura, Sharlibri, Bulabulin, Turo and Shangamari communities on March 26 killing 53 people.

Alhaji Idi Musa, Secretary, Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), said the camp contain  more than 4,000 displaced persons from the six communities.

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"For the last two weeks, 20 cartons of noodles, seven bags of rice and five bags of maize are cooked daily for the displaced persons in the camp,’’ Musa said.

Ali Kime, a displaced person from Ambiya Kura, said he met his wife and five children at the camp after they fled the village in different directions and lost contact for a week.

"I am so lucky, my family reunited here last week after we fled in different directions during the attack on the village by Boko-Haram insurgents.’’

Ali expressed his gratitude and satisfaction on efforts being made to provide succour to displaced persons in the camp.

 "They have provided us with adequate food, clothes, clinic, water and sanitation facilities.''

Mrs Bintu Mallum, a mother of six from Ambiya Tasha, said the camp had helped to reunite missing families and provided the displaced persons with basic needs, medical assistance and psychological therapy. 



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