Horrified by the child’s condition, Alhassan Yahya Abdullahi from Gombe state took to his Facebook page to spread the word and ask for help, he wrote:
“This is not Ethiopia, neither Somalia, this is Nigeria. In fact it’s in my own state Gombe. This beautiful child is 2 years old and HIV negative. Then you will keep asking what’s the problem, it’s malnutrition, severe malnutrition. Our sincere appeal is to Government, NGOS, and entrepreneurs to come to aid of our dear state from this deadly menace, so help us God.”
Alhassan Yahya Abdullahi later added that the situation becomes more alarming day by day because of the influx of internally IDPS from neighboring states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states. He made a sincere appeal is to various Nigerian governments (Federal, state and Local), NGOs, and entrepreneurs to come to aid of IDPs in Gombe state.