- Babagana Zulum, the governor of Borno state, said the state has closed 4 internally displaced person camps after the return of peace
- The governor, who spoke on Thursday, July 28, added that 11,000 households have been resettled in 6 communities across the state
- Zulum, while stressing that the households were displaced by Boko Haram insurgents in 2015, mentioned the closed IDP camps as Dalori 1, Dalori 2, Gubio Road and Muna El-Badawi
Premium Times reported that the state governor, Babagana Zulum, the state governor, stated this at the official closing of the camps on Thursday, July 28, in Maiduguri, the state capital.
Zulum maintained that the feat was achieved after peace had returned in the state.
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The affected IDP camps included Dalori 1, Dalori 2, Gubio Road and Muna El-Badawi.
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According to Zulum, the affected households were displaced in 2015 by the Boko Haram terrorists at Marte, Baga, Banki, Waraba, Kerenoa, Wulgo and Ngurosoye.
He attributed the closing of the camps to insufficient funds, stating that the arrangement had reached an advanced stage to close 4 more camps to facilitate the voluntary return of displaced persons in 6 communities by 2023.
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He added that the only way to defeat insurgency was for the government to address the root cause of terrorism in the region.
The governor maintained that the IDPs’ return complied with the Kampala Convention without force, noting that it was a dignified return.
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The Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has rewarded the talented Musa Sani with a scholarship worth N5m.
The 13-year-old Musa Sani went viral for building a replica of Borno state's first overhead bridge using mud.
Zulum's offer comes months after Musa was offered a scholarship by a company to study in the United States