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30,000 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram return from Cameroon.

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The Borno State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says 30,000 Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs)who fled the state at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency have returned home. Abdullahi Umar, the spokesperson of the agency, said that this was part of the 78,000 IDPs that fled the state to Cameroon during the period. He said the displaced persons were being kept in a camp at Banki in Bama Local Government Area of the state. “The SEMA Executive Secretary, Malam Alkali Goni, has led a delegation of the agency to Banki to assess the conditions of the IDPs”, he said. The spokesman also said that the IDPs had been assured that the State Government had made adequate provisions for their welfare. He quoted Baba Shehu, the Caretaker Chairman of the local government, as thanking the state government for the gesture and promising judicious use of the items donated.

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