The government of Borno State declared that internally displaced persons, IDPs, and refugees who had fled the state due to separatist attacks a few years ago would soon be reunited with their communities.
While receiving the United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, Alexander Kishara, at the Government House in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Monday, August 3, State Governor Babagana Zulum announced that some 1,860,000 IDPs will be returning to their various homes.
According to Zulum, his administration has begun plans to ensure their safe return to the state’s 19 towns, adding that the towns are currently protected for the safety of occupants’ lives. He noted that there are more than 300,000 refugees being repatriated back to the state from Cameroon and Niger.
Furthermore, the professor governor pointed out that his administration would ensure that all important things needed to be done for returners; attention has been given to their well-being and the donor fatigue issues. questions
“the humanitarian needs are to provide an enabling environment for IDPs and refugees restore their means of livelihoods,” adding that the displaced persons, will be returned to 19 communities, including Damasak, Banki, Kauwuri, Ajiri, New Marte, Baga, Ngoshe, Kirawa, Kukawa, Mairari, and Mallam Fatori, located on shores of Lake Chad, He said.
The other eight communities earning the returns are Wulgo, Koine, Gajibo, Warabe, Logmani, Sandiya, Dalwa, and Malari, both in the northern and central state of Borno.
He added: “It is better to spelt out the intension of state government so that the Return Task Force (RTF) can effectively work with State’s Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (MRRR),”