An estimated ten thousand children have been orphaned by the activities of Boko Haram insurgents operating in the north eastern part of Nigeria, and majority of them live at various Internally Displaced persons camps across the country.
One hundred and thirty of these orphans were brought from Borno and Yobe states to sokoto where philanthropists are taking care of their western and Islamic education as well as upkeep
The war against Boko Haram insurgents in the north eastern part of Nigeria has caused the nation grave damage. Thousands of persons have been displaced with several others killed in the war that started a decade ago.
A huge number of casualties have resulted from the war with numerous widows and orphans living at the various Internally Displaced Persons camps without proper care.
Worried by the condition of the orphans living in camps without parental care, a philanthropist in Sokoto, Umaru Kwabo with the support of the state government and the Sultanate council adopted a hundred and thirty children orphaned by the Boko Haram war from Borno and Yobe states
One hundred and ten children brought to Sokoto for proper care and better education. One year after taking the children to Sokoto, Borno State government sent it’s delegation to Sokoto to appreciate the kindness extended to them by the philanthropist and Sokoto state.
For his part, Sokoto state deputy governor expressed appreciation at the visit by the Borno State Government.
Non governmental organisations, foreign government, philanthropists and other well spirited individuals have continued to offer help to victims of the insurgency.
Despite the challenges created by the war, the Borno State, government says it’s has tried its best to better the lot of victims of the Boko Haram war in the state.