Borno state government says it needs $20million to resettle every one of her indigenes who fled the state amid assaults by Boko Haram. The delegate legislative leader of the state, Alhaji Zanna Mustapha said this while speaking with an appointment of Red Cross International drove by the President of Red Cross today May 19.
“We, the government and good people of Borno State, want to use this opportunity to thank you (Red Cross), NEMA and other donor agencies for supporting us in this our trying moment. Twenty-two out of the 27 local government areas were destroyed, over million IDPs are living in Maiduguri, the state capital alone.
Just yesterday, we received another batches of 4,500 IDPs from Geidam, who were sent away by the government of Niger Republic and more are still on their way to Maiduguri. Borno State needs over 20 million dollars to resettle its people that were displaced as most houses, business centres and places of worship were all destroyed by the insurgents. Though, the military has liberated 97 per cent of the communities taken over by insurgents in Borno, it will take time for the government to fumigate and diffuse the landmines before they are relocated to their various communities.”he said