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How officers steal food allocated to Boko Haram survivors

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The acting President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, launched a program to distribute grain to 1.8 million displaced people living in camps.

“Over 1,000 trucks of assorted grains are now on course, delivering the grains intact to beneficiaries since the commencement of the present program as against the reported diversion of over 50 trucks in every 100 trucks sent to the northeast,” said Osinbajo’s spokesman Laolu Akande in an emailed statement late on Saturday.

“The issue of diversion of relief materials, including food and related matters, which has dogged food delivery to the IDPs (internally displaced people) would be significantly curbed under the new distribution matrix.”

Akande said 1,376 military personnel and 656 armed police would guard the food as it was being moved from the warehouses and distributed to the displaced people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe – the three states worst hit by the insurgency.