Victims Support Fund Rebuilds 39 Government Infrastructure In Dikwa

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Streets of Maiduguri during an attack on Dalori.

The Victims Support Fund (VSF) has rebuilt 39 government buildings destroyed by insurgents in Dikwa Local Government of Borno State.

Chairman, Presidential Victims Support Funds, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) commissioned the 39 projects worth N250 million.

This according to the Chairman is to enable Internally Displaced Persons presently living in camps, resettle in their home town.

He noted that the VSF has for the last one year been providing support for displaced persons, who are victims of the northeast Nigeria insurgency.

The projects include four bore holes, a general hospital, local government secretariat, police barracks and houses for resettling IDPs from camps to Dikwa Township.

Gen. Danjuma was received by Governor Kashim Shettima at the Maiduguri International Airport from where they drove to the ancient town of Dikwa where the projects were commissioned.

He said insufficient funds has been slowing down the rebuilding programmes of the committee as many pledges made are yet to be redeemed.

Governor Shettima thanked the VSF for its unique style of intervention, calling for more of such gestures from well-meaning organizations and individuals.

The Victims Support Fund was set up to raise funds for victims of Boko haram insurgents in north East Nigeria.

Plans are underway to commence rebuilding of Bama, another Borno town destroyed by the insurgents.

The Victim Support Fund, according to Danjuma, is also interested in empowering women and children as well as resettling displaced victims of insurgency.

Former Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole Dies In Accident

ArmyThe immediate past Theatre Commander of ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole’, Major General Yushua Mahmood Abubakar, has died in a ghastly motor accident along the Damaturu/Maiduguri/ highway.

The accident also involved the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Muhammed Aliyu, and his driver, who survived the auto crash with serious injuries.

The GOC and his driver, as well as the deceased were taken to the Damaturu Specialist Hospital in Yobe State, accompanied by heavy military security before they were taken back to Maiduguri for proper medical attention.

Channels Television gathered that Mahmood was going to Damaturu from Abuja for the graduation of a special military force currently being trained in the troubled Buni Yadi area of Yobe State in northeast Nigeria.

On his arrival, according to the source, Mahmood was received at the Maiduguri International Airport by Aliyu, from where they embarked on the ill-fated journey.

The cause of the accident has not yet been established.

The Deputy Governor of Yobe State, Abubakar Aliyu, in company of the Secretary to the State Government, Baba Wali, the State Police Commissioner, Zanna Ibrahim, the Head of Service of Yobe State, Dauda Yahaya, and other sympathisers have visited the Damaturu Specialist Hospital.