By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum pledged to resettle Ngoshe Internally Displaced Persons where about 760 IDPs were returned back to their ancestral home in Ngoshe town of Gwoza local government of the state amidst jubilation and festive mood.
It could be recalled that the Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum early this month inaugurated two committees for relocation of Marte, Ngoshe, Warabe Ashigashiya and Hambagda IDPs.
While addressing the IDPs in Ngoshe town the Governor, represented by his Deputy Hon. Umar Kadafur expressed satisfaction with the level of reconstruction and all arrangements put in place with regards to security and social amenities provided in the town for the smooth resettlement of first batch of 760 households.
Kadafur urged the returnees to be law abiding citizens and cooperate with each other as well as the security personals and report any suspicious person or movement they noticed in the area.
He also commended the reconstruction committee for a job well done as well as all the prominent sons and daughters of Gwoza local government for their support and assistance which greatly facilitate the resettlement of the IDPs.
Also the senator representing southern Borno at the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume expressed satisfaction with the level of security arrangement put in place in Ngoshe town stressing that so far the town is as safe as any other places one can think of.
In his remarks, the chairman reconstruction committee of Ngoshe town, Engineer Yuguda Vungas, said about 760 households were so far resettled as first badge in newly constructed 200 houses while about 400 houses would also be construction soon to cater for subsequent resettlement.
A returnee, Mallam Ali Ngoshe thanked the Borno state government and the military for returning them back to their ancestral homes after over seven year in IDP camps.
Another IDP Fatima Ibahim commended the state government for resettling them back to their communities, adding that this will help them pick the pieces of their lives after many years of displacement.