Over 1,000 Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) were over the weekend, resettled at their ancestral homes in Baga town by the Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, despite Boko Haram attack on his convoy.
The Governor, who spent two nights in the embattled town, supervised the return of the IDPs to their ancestral homes, after they were displaced by Boko Haram insurgents.
He presented each household with N10,000 and a bag of rice to take off again.
The Governor advised the returnees to be law abiding and corporate with security operatives to enjoy their protection and safety.
He assured government was not going to abandon them but will continue to ensure they are well protected.
The Governor explained: “The N10,000 that was given to them as well as the bag, maize, beans and 3 litres of oil are a short term relief to enable them have an easy start with life,” the governor explained.