IDPs: Zulum Closes GSSSS Monguno Camp, Orders Immediate Rehabilitation

By Bukar Bolori

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has ordered the immediate closure of the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp located within Government Senior Science Secondary School, Monguno in order to give room for the rehabilitation of the school and subsequent resumption of academic activities.

Zulum gave the instruction on Tuesday during an inspection visit at the camp to assess the extent of destruction resulting from Boko Haram attack and the prolonged use by IDPsGSSSS Monguno houses IDPs from parts of Kukawa, Nganzai, Marte and Guzamala displaced by Boko Haram insurgents.

Zulum stated that the IDPs will be relocated to occupy 1,000 resettlement houses built for citizens affected by the over one decade old Boko Haram insurgency.

Monguno’s 1,000 houses is part of the housing intervention that forms over 10,000 resettlement houses constructed by Zulum’s administration since 2019.

The Governor also noted that IDPs who are from communities and villages that attain relative peace will be returned, particularly those from Kekeno, mile 90 and Yoyo among others.

The Governor said Borno State Government will provide a ressetlement package to those that are willing to return to their ancestral lands.

“We will return those of you from communities which have attained relative peace, everyone that is willing to return will be provided with a resettlement package to pick up the pieces of their lives”, Zulum said.

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