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B’Haram displaced 10,000 Chad Basin farmers – CBDA

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Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri

The Managing Director, Chàd Basin Development Authority, Abba Garba, has said Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast displaced no fewer than 10,000 farmers within the Chad Basin.

Garba on Wednesday in Maiduguri added  that the terrorists also destroyed farming equipment and infrastructures worth billions of naira belonging to CBDA.

Garba, who spoke on the planned return of the CBDA to the abandoned projects in the Chad Basin towards enhancing food security in the country, lamented that most of the registered farmers that were displaced in 2014 when the terrorists struck their project sites were living as internally displaced persons in camps in Maiduguri.

He said, “The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, was recently in Marte, one of our project sites and  he promised to assist in reviving the projects.

“He has started rehabilitating the burnt houses with a view to relocating the farmers from the IDPs camps to the farming sites in New Marte.

“In New Marte, we had about 4,000 registered farmers while in Ngala , which is another project site in the Basin, we had about 1,500 registered farmers who were displaced by the insurgency.”

He noted that about 90 per cent of Borno residents were farmers, adding that about 50 perc ent of them were living in IDPs camps.

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