The presidential committee for the north-east on Sunday distributed foods to residents in liberated communities in three local government areas (LGA) of Borno.
Hauwa Biu, a member of the committee, flagged off the exercise at a ceremony in Konduga, the headquarters of Konduga local government of the state.
Ms. Biu said the aim was to provide solace to the residents who had lost everything.
“We are members of the Humanitarian Sub-Committee of the Presidential Committee on the North East,” she said.
“Our mandate is to go to the Boko Haram affected states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa to assist Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and those who have returned home.
“We are here to distribute food items to IDPs who have returned home after the liberation of their communities in Konduga LGA of Borno.
“The people are in dire need of food and other items to support them in difficult phase of their lives.
“We are distributing rice, maize, guinea corn, noodles, soaps and other items to them’’, she said.
She said the distribution was also taking place in Damboa and Mafa local governments simultaneously.
“What we are doing here is being replicated in Damboa and Mafa LGAs to assist the returning residents in settling down after a long stay in IDP camps in Maiduguri.
“The people are just trying to settle down now, some of them do not even have shelters to live in, they really need help to pick up their lives again”, the professor said.
She said 1,800 households would benefit from the distribution in each of the three local governments.
She named the items to include 600 bags of 50 KG rice, 100 bags of maize, 100 bags of millet, and 100 bags of guinea corn.
Others are 150 cartons of noodles, 100 cartons of salt, 100 pieces of brocade, and 100 buckets.