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Lockdown: Borno shares foods, cash to 11,000 IDPs

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Monday, allotted different food items and money to 11,000 Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) in Magumeri Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking whilst supervising the distribution of the items in Magumeri, capital of the Local Government Area, Zulum stated the gesture was once to alleviate their trouble amidst the Covid -19 lockdown in the state.

He stated that about 6,000 ladies acquired N5,000, with wrapper materials each, whilst 5,000 guys who had been head of a number of households acquired a bag of rice and maize, as properly as three litres of cooking oil each.

The governor entreated residents to keep private hygiene, make sure social distancing and keep away from useless gatherings to curb the unfold of COVID-19.

Zulum, who warned the residents in opposition to the risks of the pandemic disease, advised them to take accountability in the battle in opposition to the virus.

“We are all conscious of the sizable challenges Borno is already confronted with. As a responsible government, we are doing the entirety feasible to incorporate this virus from spreading in our state.

“However, this can solely be finished with your cooperation,” Zulum said.

Meanwhile, thousands of travellers have been stranded on the Maiduguri-Damaturu toll road following the restrict of movement order introduced via the Borno State Government due to the fact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The motorists who have been visiting to Maiduguri from one of a kind components of the country have been stopped at the Birni and Yobe states borders by using protection agencies.

A traveller, Isah Toro, stated he used to be traveling from Damaturu to Maiduguri, claiming that he was once no longer conscious of the motion restrict into Borno.

Toro stated that they have been solely stopped from coming into Borno besides any explanation, urging the authorities to enable them cross on considering they have been not conscious of the lockdown.

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