The chief Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has expressed worries over the vulnerability of some residents of the state who’ve been pressured to make the Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs) camps their abodes for months because of incessant terrorist assaults of their communities.
Naija Information understands that the state authorities beneath the management of Zulum had simply shut down the Dalori-1, Dalori-2, Gubio and Muna IDP camps in Maiduguri.
Zulum mentioned the residents have suffered sufficient that the state authorities can not proceed to maintain them within the IDP camps.
The governor, nevertheless, expressed fears that dwindling assets and poverty, if not tackled, could power a few of the folks to recruit themselves into Boko Haram and its splinter group–the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters.
Zulum mentioned his administration will, nevertheless, do every little thing doable to make sure that extra communities are resettled in a dignified method.
He mentioned: “The one option to handle the issues of insurgency is for the federal government to deal with the foundation trigger which amongst others contains rising poverty, infrastructure deficit and the local weather vulnerabilities.
“Subsequently, what we have to do is to return the IDPs to their ancestral properties in a dignified method. No one is pressured to return to his ancestral residence, we’re right here to assist voluntary return in accordance with the Kampala Conference. Individuals shall be supported with technique of livelihood in order that they earned their technique of livelihood by themselves in any other case our folks shall proceed to stay within the IDP camps.”
Zulum reiterates that each one IDP camps within the state shall be closed earlier than the expiration of his tenure, urging the Federal Authorities to provoke a medium and lengthy sustainable framework to curb the over-dependence on humanitarian assist by the IDPs.
He counseled the chairman of the Sufferer Assist Fund Normal, Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) and the fund for the biggest assist to the plights of the victims and authorities of the state in the course of the over 13 years of humanitarian disaster.
Zulum additionally urged the returnees to make good use of the help and assist the federal government resettlement efforts by helping the safety brokers with helpful data