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Borno governor seeks measures to check food insecurity caused by Boko Haram

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Pic.40. Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno (L) and Country Representative of the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Mr Suffyan Koroma during the launching of distribution of agricultural inputs and equipment to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) for dry season farming by FAO, in Maiduguri on Thursday (23/11/17). 06301/23/11/2017/Anthony Alabi/BJO/NAN

Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima has called for proactive measures to mitigate the effects of food insecurity caused by Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.

Shettima made the call while fielding questions from journalists at the inauguration of farm inputs distribution organised by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Thursday in Maiduguri.

He said such measures were imperative to control the situation during the anticipated lean season between June and July.

“When we recorded food insecurity challenge in the past, we complained to President Muhammad Buhari. And to be sincere, the President responded positively toward addressing the food and humanitarian crisis in the region.

“The President ordered the release of food from the strategic reserve, and with support of the United Nations and donor agencies, we are able to control the situation.

“But the problem still persists, as farmers could not go to the farm and they want to go back home, to enable them to cultivate their farmlands.