Borno To Relocate Displaced Persons From Maiduguri

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By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency, BOSEMA, in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has concluded plans for the relocation of internally displaced persons, IDPs, from Maiduguri, the state capital, to their respective communities.

This was made known when the chairman of BOSEMA, Ahmed Satomi, visited the North east coordinator of NEMA, Mohammed Kanar, in Maiduguri.

According to Satomi, arrangements have already been put in place for camps to be built in Bama, Monguno, Dikwa, Konduga, and Damboa so that IDPs from these local governments can return in order to decongest the state capital, particularly as government intends to reopen schools in the town.

Some schools are currently sheltering IDPs in the state capital.

While admitting that relocating IDPs will largely depend on security advice from the military, the BOSEMA chief said most of the liberated communities are safe for such return.




     

     

    He also appealed to NEMA not to relent in its effort in providing assistance to the displaced persons.

    Kanar assured that NEMA will do everything possible to ensure that IDPs get the necessary relief materials whenever they are relocated, adding that there is need for a better collaboration between the two agencies for a better service delivery to the people.

    “We will do everything in our power to see that the IDPs in the camps have all necessary provisions and get them resettled when the time comes,” Kanar assured.

    “NEMA and SEMA need to work in synergy especially as the challenge ahead is massive and needs all hands to be on deck.”

     

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