Adamawa - Borno state Government
on Thursday resumed the evacuation of it's remaining indigenes staying in
Fufore, Damare and Malkohi IDP camps in Adamawa state.
It is reported that the displaced
persons were mostly from Kala-Balge and Gamboru-Ngala Local Governments areas
of Borno, who were forced to take refuge in Cameroon as a result of attacks by
insurgents, before their repatriation to Nigeria.
Addressing the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Fufore
camp, the chairman of Gamboru-Ngala Local Government Council, Alhaji
Abdulrahaman Abdulkarim, lauded the IDPs for their patience and assured them
that within few days ,they would all be evacuated to Maiduguri.
Abdulkarim lauded the effort of the military in recapturing
Gamboru, and assured the IDPs that as soon as the necessary mopping of the and
fumigation of the area were concluded, they would be allowed to go to their
He also lauded NEMA, Red Cross and other national and
international organizations, for their effort in catering for the IDPs since
the crisis started.
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Also speaking, the Borno state Liaison Officer in charge of
IDPs, Alhaji Aliyu Yerima, said so far, over 6000 had been evacuated to
Maiduguri before the suspension of the exercise due to Eid El Kabir break.
In his remarks, Mr Saad Bello, the NEMA camp coordinator,
said a total of 1, 400 IDPs had so far been cleared for evacuation to
" We have screened them and the security personnel also
screened them, to ensure that there are no Boko Haram members or weapons in
their belongings", Bello said.
Many of the IDPs who spoke, expressed their excitement and
readiness to go home.
" I am happy that I will be going to Maiduguri today.
And by the grace of God, I hope to proceed to Gamboru from Maiduguri as soon as
the military give us the go ahead, as explained by our local government
chairman, who just addressed us", said Modu Abubakar, one of the IDPs.