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Borno elders applaud military for liberating Bama


Nigerian Army

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Elders and stakeholders of Bama Council, in Borno State, yesterday, applauded the military and the state government for their efforts in liberating the Boko Haram-destroyed township, and the ongoing rebuilding by Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (MRRR), two years after its was recaptured from the insurgents.

Former Commissioner for Information in the state, Alhaji Al-Amin Kamsalem, who gave the commendation yesterday, at a news conference at the palace of the Emir of Bama, said without retaking Bama from the insurgents on March 9,2015, ongoing reconstruction of destroyed houses and public buildings by the state government, would not have taken place, ahead of the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their ancestral homesteads.

“We should thank the military for liberating Bama. Without the troops, we would not be here today. We must not forget the Civilian JTF, vigilante groups, hunters and everyone that has contributed to the liberation of Bama. They have paid the supreme price,” Kamsalem. Who was also Education Commissioner stated.

Kamsalem said: “We are also grateful to the Borno State government, the Federal Government, local and international organisations within and outside the country, as well as, the United Nations for supporting our IDPs.

“We know they will continue to support us in kind. We must also thank members of the press for the role they have played in bringing the plight of the people to national and international focus.”

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