Buhari visits Adamawa IDPs, reiterates pledge to end insurgency

By: Kabiru Anwar

President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Adamawa State of government’s commitment to provide security and rebuild infrastructure in liberated areas. Addressing IDPs at Malkohi Camp on the outskirts of Yola on Friday, the president said his administration was concerned about the plight of insurgency victims and was stepping up effort to ensure their safe return to their liberated homes.

Boko Haram had controlled seven local government areas in the state, displacing thousands of residents to other towns and neighboring countries before Nigerian soldiers recovered those areas. “We remain committed to ending Boko Haram insurgency. We are committed to ensuring your safety and welfare, particularly the education of your children. By the grace of God, you will work on your farms in the next farming season,” Buhari stated.

He said government would rebuild schools, and hospitals destroyed by insurgents in parts of the North-east. Commending humanitarian organisations and government agencies involved in the management of the displaced, Buhari said the federal government will continue to support them for effective service delivery.

Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla appreciated the synergy between the government and NEMA in handling IDPs camps in the state.

A representative of the IDPS, Nicholas Samuel thanked the president for his concern, saying the visit has inspired hope in the camp.

Meanwhile, the president was also the special guest as Alhaji Atiku Abubakar gave out three of his daughters in marriage, while the former vice president’s son, Aminu also got married to a Ghananian named Na’imatu. The ceremony was performed with President Buhari as the as the Wali of the brides.

The three daughters are Walida, Aisha and Asmau. Walida got married to MurtalaSuleGaro, Aisha wedded BamangaUsman Java and Asma’u married Jameel Muhammad Sadis. The ceremony was witnessed by the Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Reps Mr. Yakubu Dogara, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and many others.

SOURCE: WEEKLY TRUST

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