Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has ordered the Shehu of Bama, Kyari Ibn Umar Ibrahim El-Kanemi, to monitor the return of displaced persons captured with bio-data in camps to prevent insurgents’ infiltration during the re-location exercise scheduled for tomorrow.
Shettima gave the order at the weekend, while addressing the Brigade Commander of 21 Armoured Brigade, Col. AG Nuhu, during his two-day inspection visit to Bama.
Bama was severally attacked by Boko Haram insurgents between 2013 and 2015, displacing hundreds of residents, who took refuge in camps and host communities of Maiduguri metropolis.
The governor said the displaced persons would return in 10 batches, commencing from tomorrow, with the ward and village heads.
He explained that 11,646 houses, schools, boreholes and a General Hospital have been completed by the Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR) and Victims Support Fund (VSF), noting that the step was to ensure a hitch-free return of 120,000 IDPs to their rebuilt community destroyed by insurgents in 2014.