Army GOK gives Christmas gifts to IDPs in Borno state
The 7th Division of the Nigerian Army Reserve General (GOC) General Abdul Khalifa presented Christmas gifts to displaced families in Borno State.
The gifts were presented to them at the Gubio camp in the Gheret municipal area (LGA) of Borno.
Internally displaced persons, consisting of 6,664 families and 32,232 people, were reportedly displaced from Abadam, Kukawa, Monguno, Nganzai, Bama, Kongduga, Ngala, Kala Balge and Gvoz LGA following rebel attacks in 2015.
The articles were submitted by GOC spokesman Lt. Col. A. Andrew Wuep, commander of the 195th Army Battalion.
Lt. Col. Wuep said it was a gesture to celebrate with displaced families and bring a smile to their faces during the holiday season.
He said; “This exercise is a continuation of our efforts to win the hearts and minds of civilians to support the army’s counter-insurgency campaigns in line with the goals of the army chief of staff.
“This event also provided an auspicious platform to raise awareness among IDPs about the need to exercise caution and promptly report any suspicious movement or strange activity that could disrupt the peace to security forces,” Khalifa said.
The PRC government reaffirmed the commitment and dedication of the Nigerian military to restore peace and order in the Northeast.
He warned IDPs to remain resilient until the crisis is over and return to their homes.
Source: – TCE News