Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindo, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the 9,600 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state are quickly resettled in their hometowns.
The Governor said this during his visit to the one of the camps in celebration of the Eid-el-Kabir festival.
Bindo said his administration has not been able to close the camps because the infrastructure destroyed by the insurgents in most of the communities have not been replaced.
He said, “We are here to appreciate our people and to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir with them because they are people like us.
“Since this administration is for the poor, it has said it will repair their damaged homes, fix their destroyed hospitals, schools, worship places and other destroyed infrastructure. I want to assure you that the government is committed to doing this.”
“I am appealing to the Federal Government and President Muhammadu Buhari to come to their rescue.
“Left to me, I want the camps closed. But there’s no way we can close the camps when the homes they will return to have yet to be rebuilt.
“Their places of worship, both churches and mosques, have yet to be rebuilt. The hospitals are not there and there is no access to clean water. Therefore, we are urgently calling on the Federal Government and especially Mr. President to quickly fix every destroyed infrastructure in the North-East to pave the way for the quick resettlement of those displaced by the insurgency because their continuous stay here is not good.”