The Nigerian Navy has assured Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living in the Federal Capital Territory of the Armed Forces resolve to win the fight against insurgents and make the country safe for all residents.
The assurance was made on Monday at one of the events organised to mark the 59th Anniversary of the Nigerian Navy.
Addressing some of the IDPs at the Kuchingoro Camp in Abuja, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin, advised residents of the camp to be security conscious and report unusual happenings in their environment to security agencies.
Officers and ratings of the Nigerian Navy, who visited the camp, also offered free community medical services to the Internally Displaced Persons.
The services rendered include: De-worming exercise, blood pressure checks, eye examination and issuance of free eye glasses and general medical check up.
Recently, the Borno State Government said more than $20 million would be needed to resettle those displaced as a result of attacks on communities in Nigeria’s north-east by the Boko Haram terrorists.
Over 600,000 persons have been made homeless in the region that has seen over five years of terrorism.
Troops of the Nigerian Armed Forces and those of neighbouring countries have in the last two months increased counter-terrorism operations in the region, reclaiming several communities that had been taken over by terrorists.
Efforts are on to clear Sambisa Forest in Borno State, a stronghold of the terrorists, with several camps already destroyed.