Nigeria: Return To Your Communities They Are Safe Now, Buratai Tells IDPs

The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai has called on displaced people in Borno-North to return home to restart their lives as their communities are now safe and secured.

Buratai made the call at the inauguration of nine gunboats for the Amphibious Task Force Detachment at Baga, for patrol and clearing the remaining Boko Haram terrorists from the Lake Chad waterways.

He said all roads linking communities within these areas have been cleared of improvise explosive devices as well as insurgent activities as they can no longer pose any credible threats to your daily routine.

Earlier, the army chief, represented by Maj.-Gen. David Ahmadu, the Chief of Operation and Training, formally launched the on-going “Operation Last Hold’’ at Gudumbali in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.

The four-month long operation began on May 1 and was designed to flush out remnant of terrorists in Borno North and Lake Chad region as well as facilitate the return of IDPs to their communities.
Buratai said that the operation was meant to achieve three objectives.

These are clearance operations to further decimate remnant of the Boko Haram terrorists, ensure return of IDPs to their communities and provide safe and secured environment for the resumption of farming, fishing and other economic activities in Northern Borno.

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