A total of 10,000 displaced families in Damasak, Borno State, received a donation of food items from state governor professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Sunday.
RNI reporter Amina Abbagana spoke to one of the beneficiaries, Abubakar Kachalla, who said the governor arrived at Damasak on Saturday, when he distributed farming implements, including seed, machines and a cash donation of 5,000 naira.
On Sunday Zulum gave food items to 10,000 internally displaced persons and others who reside in close communities. However, many more than 10,000 people attended the proceedings.
Among the beneficiaries were widows who lost their husbands in attacks by Boko Haram insurgents, Kachalla said.
He prayed for the governor and thanked him for trying to restore peace in Borno State.
Damasak, the headquarters of the Mobar Local Government Area, is one of the border towns of Borno State which was taken over by Boko Haram. It was fully liberated from the insurgents in 2017. The town is 188.7km from Maiduguri.