Zulum visits Damasak, former Boko Haram stronghold, interacts with IDPs

From Melvin Uche, Maiduguri

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has been on humanitarian visit to Damasak, the headquarters of Mobar Local Government Area, since Friday.
The Governor entered Damasak from Diffa in Niger Republic.

Zulum, in Damasak, interacted with a batches of hitherto refugees who returned from Niger Republic.
Zulum also inspected newly constructed temporary shelters built to accommodate over 1000 households.

Also in Damasak, the governor paid a moral boosting visit to 29 Task Force Brigades, he assured the military of government’s commitment in restoring peace.

Zulum had ealiar on same Friday, visited Diffa District of Niger Republic and met with the refugees who fled their homes due to the Boko Haram insurgents’ attack.

The Governor’s visit to Niger was to arrange modalities to fast-track the safe and dignified return of the refugees in Diffa for resettlement in Borno.

Zulum expressed appreciation to the Nigerien authorities and host communities for their hospitality to the citizens of Borno, taking refuge in their country.

Governor Zulum was in Abuja for some days from where he travelled to Diffa before proceeding to Damasak and then to Maiduguri.

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