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Borno Resumes Evacuation Of IDPs In Adamawa Camps

Posted: Oct 5, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Borno State Government on Thursday resumed the evacuation of its indigenes still staying in Furore, Damare and Malkohi IDP camps in Adamawa state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the displaced persons were mostly from Kala-Balge and Gamboru-Ngala Local Governments areas of Borno, who were forced to take refuge in Cameroon as a result of attacks by insurgents, before their repatriation to Nigeria.

Addressing the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Furore camp, the chairman of Gamboru-Ngala Local Government Council, Alhaji Abdulrahaman Abdulkarim, lauded the IDPs for their patience and assured them that they would all be evacuated to Maiduguri within the shortest possible time.

Abdulkarim lauded the effort of the military in recapturing Gamboru, and assured the IDPs that as soon as the necessary mopping of and fumigation of the area were concluded, they would be allowed to go to their respective villages.

He also lauded NEMA, Red Cross and other national and international organizations, for their effort in catering for the IDPs since the crisis started.

Also speaking, the Borno state Liaison Officer in charge of IDPs, Alhaji Aliyu Yerima, said so far, over 6000 had been evacuated to Maiduguri before the suspension of the exercise due to Eid El Kabir break.

In his remarks, Mr Saad Bello, the NEMA camp coordinator, said a total of 1, 400 IDPs had so far been cleared for evacuation to Maiduguri.

“We have screened them and the security personnel also screened them, to ensure that there are no Boko Haram members or weapons in their belongings”, Bello said.

Many of the IDPs who spoke, expressed their excitement and readiness to go home.

“I am happy that I will be going to Maiduguri today. And by the grace of God, I hope to proceed to Gamboru from Maiduguri as soon as the military give us the go ahead, as explained by our local government chairman, who just addressed us”, said Modu Abubakar, one of the IDPs.