President Buhari Directs Humanitarian Affairs Ministry, Others To Ensure Unimpeded Return Of IDP’s In The North East, Directs Security Agencies To Eliminate Insurgents

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By: Rakiya Garba Karaye, Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Maiduguri directed the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and its agencies to come up with specific programmes to address urgent threats posed by explosive remnants in the North East region.

The President, who issued the directive on the occasion of World Humanitarian Day 2022, affirmed Government’s commitment to reducing the effect of disasters, climate change, insurgency and challenges of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

The president further directed the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and its agencies to pay particular attention to emerging issues amid the return and rehabilitation of Nigerians displaced in the 13-year conflict and insurgency in the region.

On the fight against insurgency, President Buhari reiterated his directive to security agencies to take the fight to the hideouts of the criminal elements and ensure ”they are completely eliminated.”

He commend their professionalism and tactical penetration to the hideout of the criminal elements, leading to appreciable improvement of the security situation in the North East Region, without which the resettlement of the IDP’s would not be possible.

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