The Guild of Medical Directors, Bauchi State Chapter, on Saturday donated 200 blankets to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking shelter near Rindubin Community on Bauchi-Gombe Road, Bauchi.
The guild said that the donation was to reduce the suffering of the IDPs during Harmattan season.
The state Chairman of guild,
Dr Hassan Garba, said that the gesture was to protect the IDPs against excessive cold and associated diseases.
“The donation is in an effort to prevent the IDPs especially women and children from being exposed to common diseases associated with this cold weather.
“We hope to bring more of this next time,“he said.
Malam Lawal Gujja, who received the items on behalf of the IDPs, thanked the guild for the gesture and promised to ensure that women and children benefited more from the items.
“We thank you for bringing these blankets to us. I will make sure that women and children are the first to benefit,“he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the IDPs numbering 200, were affected by the Boko Haram attacks.