- President Buhari restated his promise to ensure that Nigeria is fully secure
- He also congratulated the 2,000 IDPs at the Kuchingoro Camp in Abuja who are getting set to return to their communities in the Northeast
- The leader of the IDPs also thanked the Buhari-led administration for the ongoing reconstruction of their communities
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, June 22, promised that his administration would not forget citizens in their time of distress.
Buhari, represented by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, spoke while receiving Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Kuchingoro Camp, in the Federal Capital Territory at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, The Punch reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the IDPs are getting set to return to their communities in the Northeast.
According to a statement by the deputy director (Information), State House, Attah Esa, President Buhari promised to continue to work for the betterment and security of the people.
He assured the IDPs that his administration would leave no stone unturned in restoring their devastated communities for their immediate and safe return.
“While congratulating the 2,000 IDPs at the Kuchingoro Camp, in the Federal Capital Territory, who are getting set to return to their communities in the Northeast, the president assured all Nigerians that his administration would not forget citizens in their time of distress and would continue to work for the betterment and security of the people,” the statement read.
Buhari also reportedly used the opportunity to thank members of the international community and Nigerians, including Aliko Dangote, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.), and other philanthropists for their sustained efforts towards the reconstruction and rehabilitation of destroyed communities in the Northeast.
Maryam Nuhu, the leader of the IDPs, who were mainly women and children, thanked the Buhari-led administration for the ongoing reconstruction of their communities.
“Our towns and villages have been cleared of these terrorists. We can now confidently return home and pick up our lives from the points where we will meet them,” she said.
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Legit.ng previously reported that President Buhari, on Thursday, June 21, insisted that his government had successfully degraded the terrorist group, Boko Haram, and that the latter is no longer holding any part of the country as its territory.
Before 2015, the sect had held some parts of the north-eastern Nigeria hostage destroying communities and taking over villages as their caliphates.
But Buhari said this is no longer the case three years into his administration.
The president stated this in Abuja, the nation’s capital, at the 2018 World Congress of the International Press Institute.
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