The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, told a delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross, led by its President, Mr. Peter Maurer, in Maiduguri, that the state government needs the assistance of the federal government and international donor agencies to rehabilitate the internally displaced persons.
The Governor lamented that since the displacement of many residents from their communities by the Boko Haram militants, the state government had shouldered the responsibility of feeding the IDPs through the State Emergency Management Agency.
He admitted, however, that military troops had liberated most of the communities under the control of Boko Haram in the state.
He added that the government and the IDPs found it difficult to go back to their homes and go about their normal lives due to security reports that most of the roads and streets, leading to the affected communities and their farmlands, were not safe as Improvised Explosive Devices and land mines were planted by the fleeing terrorists.
The President of the ICRC, Mr Maurer said that they came to the state to personally see the IDPs and hear from them, particularly of their conditions.
He said this might inform the action of the organisation to considerably increase its humanitarian gestures as a result of the renewed attacks and killings by the sect.