CHIBOK FACES FOOD SHORTAGE

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Foods are now in short supply in Chibok as farmers abandoned their farmland fearing attack from Boko Haram.

A local government headquarter in Borno State, Chibok that is peopled largely by farmers came into prominence following the abduction of over 200 secondary school girls by the notorious Islamic sect in the town.

While fear of being attacked by Boko Haram held most farmers back home, some stay indoor to mourn their missing daughters.

Recently, Boko Haram killed farmers on their farmland at Damboa beside  Chibok.

Mallam Chiroma Usman, a resident who has seven relations among the abducted girls bemoaned the situation.

He said, “My brother, Chibok is a shadow of itself as most parents stay indoors to mourn their abducted children. Government is not helping matters. We keep getting assurance.

It is the farming season, but nobody is going to the farm. The trauma is too much for us.”

It will interest you to note that on Sunday, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA came to Chibok to distribute relief materials to the victims, but none of the parents collected even soap. They protested to NEMA officials that they want their abducted daughters back. Those who benefited from the relief materials were people whose daughters were not among the abducted,” another resident explained.

 

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