Nigerian gov. to return people displaced by Boko Haram back home

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The Nigerian government says it is working around the clock to ensure people displaced by Boko Haram return to their homes. Over a million people have been displaced during the five year long conflict. CCTV Africa’s Sophia Adengo filed this report from Abuja.

Nigerian gov. to return people displaced by Boko Haram back home

Nigerian gov. to return people displaced by Boko Haram back home

The Nigerian government says it is working around the clock to ensure people displaced by Boko Haram return to their homes. Over a million people have been displaced during the five year long conflict.CCTV Africa's Sophia Adengo filed this report from Abuja.

Highlights:

  • The Gogongola Internally Displaced People’s Camp is just 10 kilometres outside Abuja. It’s home to about a thousand displaced people. Many of them fear returning home to Boko Haram.
  • Access to relief is not guaranteed as the camp is not gazetted.
  • The Nigerian army has retaken the state of Adamawa, but many still remain in the camp.
  • The army on the front line continues to dislodge the insurgents from strongholds in the northeast.
  • Lemmuel Odjay

    We need them back to where used to be home and the earlier this is done the better. The military has a duty to guarantee that they are safe henceforth. They must be assisted to settle down again as housing, medicaid etc. must be provided. Slowly they would be able to rebuild their shattered lives. The human being is resilient