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NGO donates relief materials to 40 widows in Borno

06 December 2015, 19:17

Maiduguri - The Borno chapter of the Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN) on Sunday donated relief materials worth millions of Naira to 40 widows of Boko Haram insurgency in the state capital.

The Chairman of the association, Malam Abba Babagana, stated this during the presentation of the items at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Babagana said that the gesture was to assist the vulnerable victims of the insurgncy who were in dare need of assistance.

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He added that the gesture would equally reduce the situation whereby women and children roamed the streets seeking for help.

In his remark, Professor Abdulrahman Tahir, the Chief Medical Director of UMTH, said catering for the less privilage was paramount.

Tahir said report had showed that Borno had more than 10,000 widows as a result of the insurgency which posed serious problems to the society.

He, therefore, called on government, NGO's and well-meaning individuals to assist widows and other vulnerable persons in the society.



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