By Jerome-Mario Utomi

One event in recent weeks that inspired this piece is the news report that Mr Babagana Zulum, the Governor of Borno State, facilitated the enrolment of 5,361 orphans who lost their parents to insurgency in Monguno Local Government Area.

Going by a statement signed by Mr Isa Gusau, Mr Zulum’s Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy, it stated that the Governor and some members of his cabinet participated in the two-day exercise.

It explained that 5,361 orphans aged from seven to 13 were given free uniforms, writing materials and free meals in schools.

“They were registered in the presence of their guardians who gave their biographical details, including places of displacement and indigenous local government.

“The 5,361 orphans are part of over 50,000 children either orphaned by Boko Haram or with parents and relations missing as a result of attacks on several communities by Boko Haram…

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