30 August 2016
The Borno Government on Tuesday returned about 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Bama to their respective communities in the border town of Banki, after the military had successfully reclaimed the area from Boko Haram terrorists.
The returnees were part of the 40,000 IDPs evacuated to the General Hospital, Bama, following the escalation of the Boko Haram crisis last year.
Alhaji Modu Ali, the Caretaker Chairman of the Bama Local Government Area, supervised the transportation of the IDPs back to their communities from Bama, headquarters of the local government.
Addressing newsmen at Banki, Ali thanked Gov. Kashim Shettima for providing logistics for the exercise.
He also commended the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) for its numerous support to the IDPs during their stay at the Bama camp.
Ali urged the IDPs to be security conscious and be law-abiding as they returned to their ancestral homes.
A spokesman of the IDPs, Alhaji Bukar Mustapha, thanked the state government for returning them home.
Banki is a town located on the border between Nigeria and the Republic of Cameroon.