About 750 displaced households of Kawuri community in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, have been returned to their ancestral homes after years of taking refuge in Maiduguri, the state capital.
The Internally Displayed Persons (IDPs) are now relocated into 750 low-cost houses with each given N50,000 to assist in their resettlement.
Governor Babagana Zulum, represented by Deputy Governor Umar Kadafur, flagged off the resettlement exercise on Thursday.
Variety of food items as well as mosquito nets, mats and blankets were also distributed to each of the households.
The governor had during his first visit to Kawuri town directed the construction of 500 units of low-cost houses and another 250 houses after a second visit to the project site earlier this year.
Humanitarian Adviser Dr Mairo Mandara urged the people to have faith in God and be prayerful.
She also advised the youths amongst them to focus on farming so as to become self-reliant and urged parents to enrol their children into schools for both formal and informal education.
District head of Kawuri community, Malam Lawan Awa, lauded Governor Zulum for his tireless efforts to settle the IDPs.
The monarch urged his subjects to be law abiding and cooperate with security agencies in the fight against Boko Haram