The Katsina state government said Wednesday that it has shut down all Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps and repatriated 27,000 people back to their homes and villages across the state.
“The camps in Dandume, Faskari, Kankara, Batsari, Jibia, ATC Katsina and the less privileged home, Katsina, have been closed down,” commissioner of Youths and Social Development, Alhaji Sani Danlami said.
In a chat with journalists, Danlami stated further that: “The government has assisted the displaced persons to go back to their villages in order to continue with their lives.Today in Katsina state, there is not a single person in our Internally Displaced Persons camps.
We are aware that, there are some people who are roaming the streets claiming to be displaced persons.”
He said state government will not fold its arms and allow some disgruntled elements to tarnish its image.
“The state government is always ready to continue to support the IDPs with all necessary logistics and food stuff so they can continue with their normal lives in their villages”.