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Thousands return home after leaving Borno IDPs camps

23 September 2016, 13:03

Borno - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the return of more than 5 000 internally displaced people (IDPs) to their homes.

They have left the refugee camps in the northeast, where they had fled the Boko Haram terror.

The returnees include 1 517 in Mafa, 750 in Konduga, 1 200 in Ngamboru and about 1 936 that are due to return to Dikwa.

Also read: Thousands of graves discovered in IDP camp in Borno

Abdulkadir Ibrahim, NEMA Information officer for NEMA North East, said this came at a period Governor of Borno State, 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  Director General of NEMA, Muhammed Sani Sidi

Kanar also promised to provide building materials in line with the needs assessment conducted by NEMA and Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA)

- CAJ News


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