Senators To Contribute N300,000 Each For IDPs

Nigeria’s Senators today agreed on a N300,000 contribution each to alleviate the plight of Internally Displaced Persons in all camps in the country.

The senators agreed to make the donations after deliberating on the Mounting Humanitarian crisis in the North East.

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Neighbouring Countries Contribute 8,700 Troops To MNJTF

Nigeria’s neighbouring countries have contributed 8,700 troops to the Multi-National Joint Task Forces (MNJTF) on Lake Chad Basin towards ending the activities of the Boko Haram in the region, the military said on Wednesday.

The contribution was announced by the Defence spokesman, Colonel Rabe Abubakar, while giving update on the efforts to end insurgency in the north-east.

Colonel Abubakar stated that the mobilisation and deployment of troops of the MNJTF had reached advanced stage.

He said: “Our neighbouring countries have exhibited high sense of commitment and sufficient cooperation towards ending the obnoxious activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the region with the contribution of 8,700 troops.

“When fully deployed, the troops of MNJTF will work closely with the Nigerian military to ensure a safe and terror free region”.

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