Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum drove with his convoy from Diffa Province in Niger Republic, crossing the borderline to Damasak, the headquarters of Mobar Local Government Area of the State to organise the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Damasak is one of the major towns around the Lake Chad area in the northern part of Borno where remnants of Boko Haram militants were roving and had a few weeks ago launched attacks on some communities in Gubio Local Government and its environs.
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Governor Zulum was in Abuja from where he traveled to Diffa before proceeding to Damasak on Friday, and then returned to Maiduguri, the state capital.
In Damasak, the governor, after interacting with batches of refugees who returned from Niger Republic, inspected newly constructed temporary shelters built to accommodate over 1000 households.
Also in Damasak, the governor paid a visit to the 29 Task Force Brigade, assuring the military of the government’s commitment to restore peace.
Zulum had earlier on Friday visited Diffa District of Niger Republic and met with the refugees who fled their homes due to Boko Haram insurgents’ attacks.
The governor’s visit to Niger Republic was to organise modalities to fast-track the safe and dignified return of the refugees in Diffa for resettlement in Borno.