Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
The Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima on Monday hailed the decision of the federal government to give assistance to the victims of Boko Haram insurgency, saying such a move was long awaited.
The governor in a statement by his special adviser on communications, Isa Umar Gusau, said the willingness expressed by the federal government to set up a committee that will work out assistance to the victims of the insurgency was one of the greatest news for the people of the Borno state.
He said although no material assistance can be adequate for a child that lost one or both parents or for someone that lost a loved one, the assistance will go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of victims, as well as accelerating their recovery.
“We will be very glad to see the actualization of this important promise and our citizens are anxiously looking forward to this support which they also deserve as Nigerians,” Shettima said.
The governor also noted that peace has returned to Maiduguri, Bama, Biu and other urban areas affected by terrorist activities and commended the efforts of security agencies as well as youth volunteer for their sacrifice in restoring peace to the state