The Nigerian government on Thursday distributed assorted food items to 38,000 displaced persons in various camps in Maiduguri, capital of restive northeast Borno state.
Umar Sabi, head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Borno, told Xinhua that the agency has delivered maize flour, beans, rice among others to assist the affected people at the Muna Garage camp in Maiduguri.
The exercise was in continuation of efforts to provide succor to address the needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.
According to him, the agency is providing food assistance to over 234, 000 displaced persons monthly who are residing in camps, host communities, and liberated communities in Borno.
Violent attacks against civilians by different factions and splinter groups of Boko Haram are the leading cause of displacement in northeastern Nigeria.
The Boko Haram insurgency has displaced nearly 2.4 million people in the Lake Chad Basin.
Although the Nigerian military has regained control in parts of the country’s northeast, civilians in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger continue to be affected by their activities.