Abuja - Some 4 500 internally displaced
persons (IDP) have been relocated to established IDP camps since the recent
reopening of schools that had been shut owing to the Boko Haram terror in Borno
The schools had been closed for almost two years but reopened after the army
reclaimed territories the insurgents had taken over at the height of terrorism.
Commissioner of Education and State’s Relocation
Committee Chairman, Alhaji Musa Inuwa Kubo, said some of the existing IDP camps
were located in public schools.
The government had last week commenced the relocation
with an initial 600 IDPs from Government Girls Secondary School, Yerwa in
Maiduguri were moved to Dalori camps where many families were reunited.
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However, most have relocated from school premises to
Bakassi IDPs camp located along Biu-Daboa Road in Maiduguri.
He said the conditions were adequate at the facility.
“I have already addressed the IDPs on their relocation
from school premises to a camp at Bakassi Housing Estate. In the camp, there is
adequate water supply, there are toilets; and we have also collaborated with
the military and other security agencies for a smooth relocation exercise that
had been delayed for over two months,” Kubo told media in Maiduguri.
Borno is the state hardest hit by the terror insurgency
that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced over 2 million. – CAJ News
- CAJ News