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Yobe Celebrates Hitch-Free Eid Kabir



Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State

For the first time in several years, the Eid-el-Kabir was celebrated without any major security breach in Yobe State this year, although many residents had to trek  long distance to the prayer grounds.

The state government had announced a restriction on vehicular movement in the state following threats of terror attacks in some states of the federation during the celebration.

After the Prayers, Deputy Governor of the state, Abubakar Aliyu paid a visit to the IDPs camp in Damaturu where he presented the people with clothes, food and other non-food items.

Aliyu who is also the chairman of the committee on rehabilitation and relocation of IDPs in the state disclosed that the items were contraband goods confiscated from smugglers by the Nigerian Customs Service.

He said president Buhari had directed that instead of destroying the items, they should be distributed to the IDPs in the Northeast states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

He added that some of the items were also donations by philanthropies and donor organisations.

The deputy governor commended the donors for coming to the aid of victims of insurgency in the state.

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He expressed happiness that some of the IDPs who had relocated to their ancestral homes are already engaging in farming activities and can now feed themselves.


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