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Boko Haram insurgency displaces 3.2m people in Borno – Zulum


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Boko Haram insurgency has caused approximately 3.2 million people to have been displaced over the past seven years in Borno State, according to Governor Babagana Zulum.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony of several projects sponsored by the Qatar Charity Foundation in Maiduguri on Sunday,

Zulum expressed his gratitude for the foundation’s support and emphasized the devastating impact of the Boko Haram insurgency on the state.

He highlighted the loss of lives and property, as well as the significant number of orphans resulting from the crisis.

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“We have identified a total of over 100,000 orphans resulting from the Boko Haram crisis. These figures are the official ones; the unofficial figures are even higher than this,” Zulum stated.

“In the past 7 years, we had about 3.2 million displacements, with about 50 per cent being resettled and about 1.2 million still in the IDP camps. 432 health centres were destroyed, 900,000 houses were destroyed, and over 5,000 classrooms were destroyed.”

Zulum also expressed his appreciation to the Qatar Charity Foundation for choosing Borno State as a project beneficiary.

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He disclosed that he has approved 2.5 hectares of land for the foundation’s projects and directed the Secretary to the State Government to grant express approval for all requests made by the foundation.

In response, a representative of the Qatar Charity Foundation, Hamdin Bin-Abdul, expressed their commitment to expanding their humanitarian services to cover all 27 local government areas of Borno State.

He mentioned that the foundation will work in various sectors, including water resources, social housing, economic empowerment, health, education, and social services.

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“We thank the governor for all the support, Insha Allah, we will use this center to cover all the local governments in Borno State,” Abdul said.

The projects initiated by the Qatar Charity Foundation, including a school, clinic, mosque, sports ground, staff quarters, and a charity office, aim to provide essential services and support to the people of Borno State who have been affected by the Boko Haram insurgency.