‘We want to return to our homes’, IDPs beg Buhari

Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) expressed their desire to return to their homes, thereby calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Service Chiefs to intensify the fight against terror in the region.

The IDPs, under the aegis of the Conference of Northeast IDPs (CNIDPs), decried the current state of insecurity in the country, recalling that they had thought the appointments of new Service Chiefs would make a difference.

In the statement signed by Alhaji Umar Shafa for Borno State; Chief Bitrus Waja representing Adamawa State and Mallam Mohammed Buni for Yobe State, the IDPs pleaded with President Buhari to expedite action against insecurity so that total peace could be restored in the region.

According to them, Boko Haram threats have assumed a new dimension with a direct target on farming communities and markets.

The statement said: “It is with heavy hearts that we make this press statement to express our frustration with the current security situation in the Northeast, particularly the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) whose plights are not only getting more frustrated but also out of hand on a daily basis.

“The hope of getting back to our communities is dimming every day without any sign of it getting better.

“We’re more worried that the mass media is giving little attention to these incidents which happen daily.”

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