IDPs From Gwoza Reluctant To Return Home


Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camping in Abuja have appealed to the government to put measures in place to enable them return to their homes in Gwoza, Borno State.

Making the plea on Sunday, Secretary of the camp, Mr Enoch Yohana, who refuted claims that they have refused to return to their communities in the northeast, said that although they were excited by the turn of events, they could not make the decision to return home because their part of the northeast has not been fully liberated from the Boko Haram terrorists.

However, he stressed that they were more eager to return home because of the poor living conditions in their camp.

According to him, some of the displaced persons had relocated to neighbouring states for economic reasons, pending when their communities were declared safe for return.

The IDPs expressed delight with the progress being made by the military in recovering many communities previously under the control of the insurgents.

The Mobile Police training camp in Gwoza had reopened in January following gains made by the military in the fight against insurgency in the northeast region.