By: Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
Borno State Government has completed 2,040 houses and 1, 000 emergency shelters in Banki aimed at resettling about 1.8million IDP refugees and about 300,000 others into their respective communities in Niger and Cameroon republics, who were recaptured by the military in 2016 currently taking refuge in 24 various camps and host communities.
This was contained in an address to the media by the Commissioner of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Mustapha Gubio at an inter-ministerial press briefing on resettlement of IDPs and refugee repatriation held in Maiduguri.
Shedding more light on completed housing projects, Gubio said over 10,000 Housing projects and 76 public buildings have been undertaken in 22 local government areas of the state noting that housing projects in five local councils may not be completed because they are ‘no go areas’ over insecurity. They are Abadam, Guzamala, Marte, Mobbar and Kala-Balge.
They have also completed rebuilding of Area Courts and water supply projects in over a dozen communities affected in the decade long Boko Haram insurgency.
Government, he said, was working very hard to see that all IDPs and refugees are resettled in their ancestral homes, ten years after being displaced by insurgency.