The Nigeria Customs Service, has promised to supply food items for distribution to persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno,
Special Adviser, Public Relations and Strategy to Governor Zulum, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri.
He quoted the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali retired, as saying that the gesture is to mitigate the sufferings of the victims.
According to him, Ali made the pledge when he received the governor at the Customs Headquarters in Abuja. Ali said, the president has already given the directive to channel interventions to communities affected by humanitarian challenges.
Earlier, Governor Zulum said his visit was informed by humanitarian needs in view of the inability of thousands of farming communities in northern and central parts of Borno, to access their farms due to security concerns and ongoing military operations.
The statement quoted the governor as disclosing that over 150,000 people from the state are currently taking refuge in Niger and Cameroon, while many farmers in resettled communities are faced with the challenge of access to safe farming.