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I lost my cousin to Boko Haram – Dogara

By Emman Ovuakporie and Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja
Speaker of the House of Representatives,Yakubu Dogara has recounted how he lost his first cousin, a Divisional Police Office, DPO, serving in Borno State to the Boko Haram sect in one of the attacks in the area.

Dogara who disclosed this when he visited the Wassa Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, resettlement camp at the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, with food items and clothings said majority of them from the North East had been victims of the Boko Haram onslaught on the zone.

The items donated by the Speaker to the four IDP camps in the FCT were 250 bags of rice, 550 bags of maize, 600 bags of millet, 80 cartons of sugar, 250 bags of beans, 100 Jerry cans of vegetable oil, 100 bags of salt, 200 cartons of Indomie Noodles, 700 pieces of Super wax print and 700 pieces of Guinea Brocade.

Speaking after donation, Dogara told the inmates who were begging to be taking back to their various communities in the Boko Haram ravaged North East that it would be irresponsible of the government to allow them go home where there was still pockets of attacks by the insurgents.

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