President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigerians displaced by insurgency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states that the government was doing everything possible to ensure they return home soon.
The president gave the assurance on Friday at the Makhio Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in Yola, Adamawa State, which he visited.
“My government is doing everything possible to rebuild your homes, schools hospitals and roads to enable you go back to your homes… Boko Haram will soon be a thing of the past,” he assured.
According to the president, “I know that most of you are farmers and your farm land have been destroyed but let me assure you that you will soon go back and continue in your farming.”
He commended the Adamawa State government for the support it has given the displaced persons, assuring that the federal government would soon come to the aid of the state.
Earlier, the governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Jibrilla, told the president that the state was burdened by the number of displaced persons, saying, “As I speak now, about 10,000 IDPs from the Central Africa Republic are expected in Adamawa in three days’ time.”
The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Sani Sidi, while welcoming the president, disclosed that the state has, so far, received about 15,754 internally displaced persons, and is expecting about 10,000 more.”

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