President Muhammadu Buhari has sent truckloads of relief material for the families of slain farmers at the rice field in Borno State.
The President’s gesture came 48 hours after he had earlier sent his condolences to the families of the slain farmers, government, and people of Borno State through a team led by the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan.
Delivering the President’s humanitarian gesture on was the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq.
The items given to the people of the bereaved village, include: 13,000 bags of 12.5kg rice (5 ½ trailer load), 13,000 bags of 12.5kg maize (5 ½ trailer load), 13,000 bags of 25kg beans (11 trailer load), 13,000 kegs of vegetable oil, 2,116 cartons of seasoning (3 trailer load), 1,083 cartons of tin tomato and 650 bags of salt
The Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum commended the gesture from the President and also thanked the Minister for her prompt response.