Borno Moves to Return Displaced People to ‘Liberated’ Communities

Babagana Zulum, Governor of Borno State, has inaugurated two committees to ensure the return of internally displaced persons to other liberated local government areas of the state. The governor said the resettlement drive is aimed at helping citizens pick up the pieces of their lives and move on, after many years of displacement. Zulum also promised that the government would help the returnees to engage in agricultural and other economic activities that will make them self-reliant and be meaningful members of the state. At least 2,7 million people have been displaced by Boko Haram militants. Borno State is the epicenter of the decade-old crisis.

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Women and children collect water in Mafa IDP camp, Borno state, north-east Nigeria (file photo).

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