Nigerian Troops of the 121 Task Force Battalion, have launched vocational training/skills acquisition programmes for widows and Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Pulka, Borno State.
Army spokesman Sani Usman on Thursday, stated that the programme which was flagged off by the Commander, 26 Task Force Brigade, Adeyinka Laguda, a Brigadier-General featured various kinds of vocational training including tailoring, soap making, poultry and fish farming, amongst others.
The aim of the scheme was to equip the victims of insurgency with the necessary skills that would help them earn a decent living and improve their living standards as lasting peace gradually returns to the Northeast region.
Adeyinka also commissioned a new medical centre established in Pulka by the unit in collaboration with UNICEF.
The event witnessed a large turnout of people including dignitaries from Borno state government.