IDPs from Konduga return home after 3 years

Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Konduga Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno, on Monday returned home after about three years of residing in refugee camps in Maiduguri.

Gov. Kashim Shettima, who witnessed the evacuation of the IDPs back home at a ceremony in Maiduguri, urged them to be law abiding while at home.

“We thank God for today, because the day is significant in our efforts to return all people in liberated communities back home,” he said.

Shettima explained that the action was also aimed at allowing the IDPs celebrate the forthcoming Sallah in their respective homes.

“Government has set aside 25 hectares of land for the community to allow the people engage in meaningful ventures.

“We are going to assist those of you wishing to engage in agriculture with different support, in terms of improved seedlings and other things,” he promised.

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Last week the Borno government announced its intention to relocate IDPs from three LGAs– Konduga, Mafa and Dikwa back home following the return of peace in the areas.

Hitherto the three local government areas were under the control of the Boko Haram terrorists.

Source: NAN



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