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Yobe premier appeals for refugees' return

29 December 2014, 17:51

Abuja - Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has visited neighbouring Niger Republic to persuade thousands of residents that fled the Boko Haram crisis in the state to return.

According to local sources, Gaidam was in Maine Soroa in Niger Republic to visit the more than 4 000 refugees.

The Premier of Diffa region, Alhaji Yakuba Usman, reportedly conducted the meeting.

Also read: Boko Haram refugees flee in their thousands to Yola

Addressing the refugees, Gaidam promised that the state government will extend support to them even but asked them to return home, noting that more military will be deplored to safeguard them.

The Governor expressed his condolences to the families of those killed in the attacks, described the attack as "wicked, sinful and brutal."

Some of the displaced people meanwhile expressed regret insurgents had overpowered security forces during the invasion of Kanamma and Yunusari.

The terror perpetrated by the Boko Haram has killed more than 5 000 civilians and displaced more than 1,6 million between July 2009 and June this year.

- CAJ News


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