The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) has donated food items to 840,000 Internally Displaced Persons in Yobe and Borno states.
The KSrelief Representative Mr. Nasser Al-Subeie, said during a courtesy visit to governor Ibrahim Gaidam on Friday in Damaturu, that the gesture was meant to assuage the sufferings of people affected by Boko Haram insurgency.
“The gesture is a humanitarian commitment by the custodians of the two grant mosques of Mecca and Medina to alleviate the sufferings of the victims of Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast,” he said.
He said that the 840,000 beneficiaries would received a total of 70,000 food baskets, which enough to feed them for four solid months.
In Yobe State, a total of 15,096 bags of 25kg of rice and bean with 7, 548 condiments that includes vegetable oil, masavita, maggi seasoning, iodize salt and tomato pastes would be distributed to 3,774 households.
In his remark, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam thanked the center for the humanitarian donation to the victim of insurgency, recalling that Nigeria and Saudi Arabia shared long historic and cultural ties that have been strengthened by the status of Saudi Arabia as the birth place of Islam and home to the two most sacred Holy Mosques in Mecca and Madinah.
“It is also a country that is making contributions towards promotion of Islamic learning, scholarship, world peace and development”, he said.
Gaidam revealed that the activities of the insurgents had affected 12 out 17 local government areas of the state and displaced over 300,000 people.