The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday confirmed the return of 5403 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their homes in Borno State.
In a statement signed by NEMA’s North East information officer, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the agency said the IDPs have returned to their various towns and villages which have been recaptured by Boko Haram.
According to Ibrahim, the returnees include, 1517 in Mafa , 750 in konduga, 1200 in Ngamboru and about 1,936 are due to return to Dikwa.
The statement read, “The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the return of 5403 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to the home after their stay in Camps.
“The returnees include 1517 in Mafa , 750 in konduga, 1200 in Ngamboru and about 1,936 are due to return to Dikwa
“This is coming at a period Governor of Borno State Alh kashim shettima and a team of NEMA North East zonal staff led by Zonal coordinator Alh Muhammed Kanar spent the night in Bama in order to fast track the reconstruction of homes and other structures to facilitate the return of residents displaced by insurgency.
“The team delivered food items on behalf of the DG NEMA Alh muhammed sani Sidi. The Zonal Coordinator also promised to provide building materials in line with the needs assessment conducted by NEMA and Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA).”