The Borno State Coordinator on HIV/AIDS, Hassan Mustapha, has disclosed that over 5, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 27 camps across the state are currently living with life threatening HIV/AIDS viruses. Mustapha said that on Thursday during an interactive session with journalist in Maiduguri while responding on state of health of IDPs taking refuge in resettlement camps across the state.
What is the difference between reporting politics as a journalist and being close to political actors, much like someone in government? Rather, it has everything to do with Governor Kashim Shettima's kind of politics and his application of what I call, speaking from one side of his mouth and not the usual two sides that was the case in previous government.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has continued his efforts to ensure that communities destroyed by boko haram insurgents are reconstructed to enable the inhabitants to return home. Governor Kashim Shettima says has embarked on a plan of reconstruction, rehabilitation and reintegration of communities ravaged by boko haram in Borno state.
The Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBM) said it will commit resources to the aggressive farming activities in Borno state to replicate the Bank's intervention in Kebbi and Niger states. Governor Shettima whose delegation comprised Commissioners and members of the technical committee for Borno State University, told the CBN governor that no State in Nigeria deserves critical support as much as Borno given setbacks caused by Boko Haram insurgency.
The Borno State Government on Thursday said it had inaugurated HIV/AIDS screening for individuals, under its Status Assessment programme, in liberated communities in seven Local Government Areas of the state. Malam Barkindo Saidu, the Executive Secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, disclosed this while visiting Malam Babakura Jatau, the Sole Administrator of the state Radio/Television Authority in Maiduguri.
"I want to assure that the churches will be rebuilt before December, so that the people can celebrate the Christmas in a more conducive atmosphere." "We will also make sure that all private houses destroyed are rebuild without delay. We are not doing this for political reasons because we are not facing any election now. Our actions are based on the desire to serve people and to ensure equity among them", he added.
MAIDUGURI--Chairman of Forum of Christian Communities in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, Simon Ularju, has decried the "marginalisation and total neglect of communities by state and local governments in ongoing reconstruction of houses and churches burnt by Boko Haram." He said no fewer than 10 Christian communities have been left behind in the reconstruction efforts.
A $20 million project funded by the UK estimates it has helped bring food and nutrition to some 100,000 families in the conflict-ravaged northeastern states of Borno and Yobe. Implementers of the project--United Nations Children's Fund, World Food Programme (WFP) and Action Against Hunger (AAH)--said they were working to shield families from famine-like conditions even in time of harvest, currently affecting some 55,000 people in Borno and predicted to double next by middle of next year.
"We were traveling from Pulka to Maiduguri when militants attacked our convoy with improvised explosive devices and sporadic gunshots, just after [passing the village of] Ngurosoye, but the troops repelled them, killing up to 30 of the terrorists," said Saeed Salisu, chairmen of the government of Gwoza, in northeastern Borno state.
VSF initiated a programmed aimed at empowering women IDPS in Borno state
NAFOWA Has Donated Relief Materials to IDPS in Bama Camp, Borno State
The troops of the Nigerian Army said they killed 30 members of the Boko Haram Sect in a failed ambush in Borno State. An Abuja based Public Relations outfit to the military and security agencies, the PR Nigeria, reported that the insurgents were killed when they attempted to attack a convoy of local government officials and travellers along Bama Road after Nguri-Soye.