Bauchi State Government said on Friday that it was currently hosting no fewer than 38,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from four neighbouring states.
Alhaji Hassan Mohammed, Director of Finance and Administration, Bauchi State Sharia’ah Commission, disclosed this while welcoming people to ceremony for the distribution of relief materials to IDPs in Bauchi.
Mohammed, who said that the relief items were donated by groups, association and individuals in the state, stated that the IDPs were kept in six local government areas in the state.
He said that the IDPs, who were victims of insurgency, were from Adamawa, Taraba, Borno and Yobe.
Distributing the materials to the insurgency victims, the state governor, Mohammed Abubakar, commended the donors and said that the gesture was indicative of availability of compatriots who cared about their neighbours.
Abubakar, who was represented by Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed, Permanent Secretary, State Shari’ah Commission, prayed that God should give the IDPs strength and courage to bear their predicament.
He urged them to be good ambassadors of their various localities and to live peacefully with their host communities.
He said that Nigerians were praying for an end to insurgency to enable the IDPs to return to their homes and live normal lives.
The governor expressed gratitude to those who had contributed towards alleviating the hardship of the IDPs.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that items distributed were 20 bags of rice, 40 bags of maize, five bags of millet, two jerry cans of groundnut oil, assorted clothes and copies of Holy Books.

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