Resettle displaced persons in liberated communities - Group tasks FG, NGOs

Resettle displaced persons in liberated communities - Group tasks FG, NGOs

- A civil society organisation has called on the federal government and NGO across the northeast to help in the resettlement of displaced persons in liberated communities

- The CSO said made the appeal in a report released on Wednesday, October 9, in Abuja

- According to GAW, it established that no part of the visited communities is under the control of the terrorist group

The federal government have has urged to resettle internally displaced person in some of the liberated communities in the northeast.

The appeal was made by a civil society organisation, Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) on Wednesday, October 9.

GAW, in a situation report, signed and delivered at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, October 9, said its primary objective was to examine the situation of things in the region, ascertaining whether any Nigerian territory is under the control of Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters.

The organisation said it adopted all necessary strategies, employing the services of interpreters and a guide to navigate as well as assistance from the Nigerian Army, providing security cover for the team where needed.

Also, commending the Nigerian Army and its troops for their sustained efforts to ensure that the region continues to enjoy the return of peace, GAW said it established that no part of the visited communities is under the control of the terrorist group.

Cullen further called on the federal government and non-governmental organisations in these parts to help the returning inhabitants settle down.

He said: "The tour of select communities in northeast Nigeria did come with some communications challenges. As such, the researchers relied on local interpreters and a guide to be able to navigate the terrain."

He also said that the Nigerian Army also provided security cover for the team in areas that are not motorable in a bid to avoid landmine areas.

Cullen said the Global Amnesty Watch upon the scrutiny of the report of the researcher’s herby states that no Nigerian territory is under the control of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist, rather the more significant part of northeast Nigeria is gradually returning to normalcy.

He also said that the activities of international non-governmental organisations, as well as local NGOs operating in the region, must reflect the commitment to helping the internally displaced persons relocate back home, especially in the liberated communities.

He said the organisations must also assist the people with means of livelihood such as farming fishing and other trades that would make life meaningful for them.

GAW also commended the efforts of the Nigerian military for their sustained efforts to ensure that the region continues to enjoy the return of peace.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some Boko Haram members surrendered to troops of the Nigerian Army during one of their operations against the insurgents.

The Army in a statement said the insurgents were forced out of their hideouts as a result of hunger and unending bombardments.

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