Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has ordered special medical treatment for nine volunteers in the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) who were attacked by Boko Haram in Dikwa. This include flying them abroad if so recommended by medical personnel.

The volunteers, who are among thousands of others helping the military in the ongoing battle against Boko Haram had sustained serious injuries, with some of them loosing their legs and becoming amputees

Before the special medicals, the Governor had approved a 100% upward review of monthly allowances for the nine volunteers to improve their well being.

Zulum paid tribute to these patriots, and to many others for their selfless sacrifices in the ongoing, combined efforts to bring an end to Boko Haram’s relentless attacks in parts of Borno State.

The governor also supervised distribution of social security in form of cash and food varieties to 34,000 vulnerable women and male households.

23,000 women, received N5,000 cash from a total of N115m, while 11,000 male heads of households were each provided a bag of rice, beans, maize grid, and a pack of cooking oil.

The distribution is part of sustained efforts to support vulnerable communities that are denied means of livelihood by Boko Haram’s activities, and to prevent the insurgents from using social and economic incentives like food and cash as bait to recruit fighters from the same communities they impoverish.

Zulum after the humanitarian intervention to Dikwa residents, visited the general hospital and a central primary healthcare centre – both in Dikwa township.

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