Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum yesterday traveled to Kirawa, a border community in Gwoza local government area, to supervise the resettlement of 2,500 displaced families into their homes which were rebuilt by the state government.
Their homes were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents during their occupation, forcing residents to become internally displaced in Pulka, another town in Gwoza, and to take refuge in neighboring Cameroon. Kirawa became deserted for over six years.
Governor Zulum set up a committee with the task of rebuilding destroyed homes in Kirawa and to return them on voluntary and dignified terms.
Zulum during his trip supervised the distribution of N120 million to the 2,500 families.
Male heads of households were each allocated N100,000 while their wives were each given N20,000.
Additionally, all the 2,500 households each received food items comprising a bag of rice, a bag of maize grill and a wrapper each for female returnees.
The governor who returned to Maiduguri by evening, traveled in the company of the chairman of Kirawa resettlement committee, Engr. Saleh Vungas who hails from Gwoza and is the immediate past commissioner for housing and energy.
The delegation also included the member of the Borno State House of Assembly representing Gwoza LGA, Abacha Buba, former commissioner for agriculture, Engr. Bukar Talba and the permanent secretary, ministry of poverty alleviation among other government officials.