No fewer than 48 bereaved families of Zabarmari killings, on Thursday received cash donation of N600,000 each and bags of food items from a committee set by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state.
The fund came from combined support of N20m donated by the northern governors forum, and N5m by the Northeast Development Commission, NEDC.
A committee, chaired by Borno’s Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Saina Buba distributed the cash donations and other food items to the victims at Zabarmari on Thursday.
Zabarmari is located at Jere, in central part of Borno State.
A total of 13,000 Bag of Rice, Maize and Beans, 1,300 cans of vegetable oil,2116 cartons of seasoning Cubes, 1083 Tomato and 650 sachet of salts were donated by Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development for distribution to the families, Committee Chairman, Buba announced.
He noted that each family was to consider the N600,000 cash and food varieties not as compensation for the deaths of their loved ones, but to reduce hardship resulting from gaps in access to livelihoods created by the death of the victims who are mostly breadwinners of the families.