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All IDPs Camp In Bornu Will Be Close Before May 29 – Shittima

By Longtong Ibrahim


Kaduna (Nigeria) – Chairman of the Northern Governor’s Forum Cum Borno State governor Kashim Shittima, has said all IDPs camps in Borno state will be close before May 29th, 2017.

Shittima Made this known while speaking at a two day annual Pan-Northern summit organized by the Northern Elders Forum in Kaduna, North-west Nigeria.

He stressed that the State is making serious effort to rebuild the state so as to enable the refugees return to their homes.

According to him, Bama, Gwoza, and Damasak communities would be rebuilt before the end of 2016.

On total number of orphans and widows in the state, the Governor noted that, the state has a record of over 50,000 widows while Mungonu alone has about 18,000 orphans.

He however posited that the Boko Haram group who are terrorizing the state have been degraded to an extent they can no longer constitute a threat to the existence of the state.

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