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B’Haram: Borno LG Chair to resettle Kopa Maikadiri IDPs displaced to Adamawa communities

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B’Haram: Borno LG Chair to resettle Kopa Maikadiri IDPs displaced to Adamawa communities

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The people of the Kopa Maikadiri community of Askira Uba Local Government area of Borno State were assured resettlement back to their homes of origin after incessant Boko Haram attacks four years ago.

Hon. Abubakar Umar Mazhinyi, the Executive Chairman of Askira Uba Local Government Council alongside the Nigerian Army, Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), Hunters, and other critical stakeholders toured the various internally displaced persons who were chased to neighboring communities of Uba, Lassa, Michika, Madagali areas of Adamawa state Northern Senatorial District.

Hon Umar embarked on what he described as a vital mission of ancestral home resettlement, assessed and vowed to resettle the internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have endured displacement for over four years due to Boko Haram attacks.

He said his journey to Kopa Maikadiri is to assess the level of insurgent attacks and facilitate the people’s immediate return to their homes of origin.

He revealed that his visit to Kopa Maikadiri gave him good information about how their Houses, schools, social amenities, and many public structures were ruined.

Umar’s visit alongside the Borno House of Assembly (BOHA) Deputy Speaker, Engr. Abdullahi Musa Askira who is also representing Askira constituency, Hon. Tarpaya Asarya, Commissioner, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Investments have stressed the idea of immediate action of resettling the Kopa Maikadiri IDPs from neighboring communities of Adamawa State.

They vowed to have collective and collaborative efforts in reaching out to the government of Governor Babagana Zulum through the state emergency agency to ensure the safety return of the IPDs whose administration is people-driven

Hon Umar said the Local Government council will design a process for their safe return and collaborate with the relevant security agencies including the CJTF, Hunters, District Heads, and community representatives.

He advised the IDPs to commence the clearing up of their left homes for a hygienic environment and promised to provide the necessary assistance to that effect for the exercise to be hitch-free

Umar said Kopa Maikadiri is a gateway border community between Borno and Adamawa State and that the two states must collaborate and work hand in hand to ensure that the security of the border communities is up.