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19 Humanitarian Organisations Support Boko Haram Victims In Cameroon

The new donations are for recent victims of Boko Haram attacks in parts of Cameroon.

Nineteen humanitarian organisations, grouped under the umbrella of the Civil Society Organisations (CSO) network operating in the Far North Region of Cameroon, have donated relief materials to the families negatively impacted by the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

The assistance included bags of rice, sugar, maize, cooking oil, and cartons of soap.

The aid, which was donated on Tuesday, comes on the heels of the Jan. 8, 2021 Boko Haram attack on Mozogo situated in the Mayo Moskota subdivision of the Mayo Sanaga division.

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the middle of the night in a refugee camp, resulting in 13 persons, including two children and six adolescents.

“To help their healing process, we have decided to come to the assistance of our brothers and sisters to boost their morale and to tell them that we will always be by their side,” Marthe Wandou, the representative of the CSO, declared during the ceremony to hand over the donations to the affected persons.

The said gifts were accompanied by a letter of condolence to the families of the deceased persons.

“We feel recomforted and not abandoned by our own. We are very satisfied with this assistance coming from our own brothers and sisters,” Boukar Alhadji, who represented the beneficiaries, declared.

The Sub Prefect of Mayo Moskota, Toudje Voumou, who presided over the occasion on his part, extended the gratitude of the populations to the leaders of the CSO of the Far North Region and assured the people of the security dispositions put in place by the government to bring back calm and serenity to the area.

“We heartily appreciate the gifts from the humanitarian association, but what has been bothering us and continues to bother us is the fact that the government continues to assure us of security but which assurances and promises have not stopped Boko Haram from carrying out killer operations against us. Government has to do more to protect us from the terrorists, ” declared a local community leader who did not give his name for fear of repercussions from security forces.

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