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Boko Haram: IDPs from 15 Yobe communities return home

Alhaji Kyari Batarama, the Chairman of Gujba Local Government Council of Yobe, said Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from 15 villages sacked by the Boko Haram sect have been resettled in their communities.
Batarama, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu, said peace had returned to the communities after their liberation by the Nigerian Army.
He commended the state government for procuring a N20 million equipment to rehabilitate boreholes vandalised by the insurgents.
The chairman, who said 16 boreholes would be rehabilitated to serve the returnees, added that more people would return to their communities as the rainy season sets in.
NAN recalls that the Yobe government had constituted a technical committee under the chairmanship of Alhaji Dawa Maigari, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, to rehabilitate boreholes.
The boreholes were destroyed by insurgents in Gujba Local Government Area.
Maigari also said that the committee had procured generating sets, submersible pumps and other accessories to begin the process of rehabilitating the boreholes.
“Government is rehabilitating these sources of water and will intervene in other critical areas of need to provide succour for the returnees,” he said.
He said the state government was committed to the welfare of IDPs in the process of resettlement, reconstruction and rehabilitation.

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