The Federal government is set to repatriate Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are Nigerians and are residing in Diffa, the Niger Republic.
Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum made this known when a Federal Government delegation visited Nigerian Refugees in Diffa for an on-the-spot assessment.
A statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Social Development and Disaster Management, Nneka Ikem Anibeze,assured the refugees of President Buhari’s commitment to ensuring their safe return to Nigeria and their reintegration into the society.
Zulum was accompanied by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq who was represented by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary Alhaji Ali Grema and the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs (NCFRMI) Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed
The team also met with officials from the Nigerien government led by Governor IsaLameen of Diffa region and toured an ongoing construction of 1000 temporary Shelter units and 280 Refugee Housing Units in Damasak town located on the fringes of the Nigerien border.