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Borno moves 4,500 IDPs to camp to reopen schools


IDPs AdamawaBORNO State’s Relocation Committee (SREC) has commenced the evacuation of 4,506 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from public schools to Bakassi camp in Maiduguri metropolis.

The exercise, which started yesterday morning, was coordinated by the military and other security agencies amid tight security.

Addressing newsmen at Government College, Maiduguri, the Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Musa Inuwa Kubo, who is also the chairman of SREC, disclosed that the camp at Bakassi has basic facilities for family size tents, water and security to accommodate and protect the lives of the displaced persons.

He said that the relocation committee was satisfied with the willingness of the IDPs to be moved from the college.

His words: “I have already addressed the IDPs on their relocation from this college to a camp at Bakassi Housing Estate. In the camp, there is adequate water supply, there are toilets; and we have also collaborated with the military and other security agencies for a smooth exercise, which was delayed for over two months.

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