Borno IDPs return home

Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Konduga local government area of Borno State, on Monday returned home after about three years stay in refugee camps in Maiduguri, the state capital.

Governor Kashim Shettima, who witnessed the evacuation of the IDPs back home at a ceremony in Maiduguri, urged them to be law abiding while at home.

“We thank God for today, because the day is significant in our efforts to return all people in liberated communities back home,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the governor as saying at the event.

Shettima said the action was also aimed at allowing the IDPs celebrate the forthcoming Sallah in their respective homes.

“Government has set aside 25 hectares of land for the community to allow the people engage in meaningful ventures.

“We are going to assist those of you wishing to engage in agriculture with different support, in terms of improved seedlings and other things,” he stated.


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