2,043 IDPs Return Home From Bakassi Camp In Borno

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Updated June 19, 2018
Borno IDPs


Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in the Bakassi IDP Camp in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, have started returning to their original homeland in Guzamala Local Government Area of the state.

The IDPs numbering about 2,043, commenced the relocation on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

The Theatre Commander of the Nigerian Army’s Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Rogers Nicholas, said this on Tuesday, during the flag off of the movement.

Source: Nigerian Army

According to him, their rehabilitation was jointly worked out by the Theatre Command, the Borno State Government and the Guzamala Local Authorities.

General Nicholas also stated that the military has reinforced security in their homeland and therefore, assured the returning IDPs of adequate protection while they resettle.

Source: Nigerian Army

The Theatre Commander also urged well-meaning Nigerians and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to support the IDPs with farming equipment and other relief materials to enable them to settle back quickly into their respective communities.