Boko Haram: Borno resettles 560 displaced persons

By Bode Olushegun
Borno State Government has resettled 560 persons at Auno community, six months after they were displaced by Boko Haram.
The community on Maiduguri-Damaruru Highway was early this year attacked by insurgents, which left not less than 80 persons dead and several property destroyed.

The residents were subsequently relocated to Maiduguri, the state capital, as the state government engaged in reconstruction of their houses.

The state government decided that it was time to relocate the residents back to their homes as an office of the State Rapid Response Squad was established to fully secure the axis.

The Borno State Commissioner for Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Resettlement, Engr. Mustapha Gubio revealed the government decision on the relocation at a news conference in Maiduguri on Wednesday.

Gubio recalled that the displaced persons fled their homes on February 9th this year, after the insurgents attacked the community, and killed 80 persons while properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed.

He said that the resettled persons, hitherto, took refuge at Njimtilo, Jakana, Malam Karamti and Malam Bukarti communities of Konduga local government area.

The Commissioner said Governor Babagana Zulum had secured fund from the Bank of Industry (BOI), which facilitated the construction of 80 new houses for the displaced persons in Auno.

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