Nigeria Army supports ongoing relocation of IDPs to ancestral home


The Nigerian Army (NA) on Monday said they were fully in support of the ongoing efforts of the Executive Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum to relocate fellow country men and women who were internally displaced in Borno State back to their ancestral homes.

Indeed Zulum’s efforts, the Army said, were commendable and the right step in the desired direction.

In a statement, the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa said as a patriotic and key agency in the war on terror in the North East Nigeria, the Nigeria Army would continue to do everything possible to ensure the successful actualization of the governor’s desire.

The Army declared its unflinching commitment to the relocation of the Internally Displaced Persons to their original abodes.

The Director said the Theatre Command had been directed to “do all it takes to ensure the successful and seamless relocation of the affected people in the state.”

Musa further stated that “the relocation of these law abiding Nigerians to their towns, villages and homes at this stage of the war against insurgency is highly strategic and a decisive political action required to actualize both the political and military objectives of the war towards the ultimate endstate of restoring peace and stability to Borno State and NE region.”

He said the Nigerian Army commiserated with the Borno State Governor, families of all the fallen heroes (military, police and civilian victims) as a result of the dastardly act of ambush by Boko Haram Terrorist group along Monguno – Kross Kauwa Road.

The Nigerian Army also commended Governor Zulum and Borno State Government for this important step and reassured the nation of its determination and commitment to the successful prosecution of the war on terror in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Army urged other stakeholders in the endeavor to join hands and redouble their efforts towards restoring peace to Nigeria.

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