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Adamawa monarch urges displaced people to return home


EMIR of Mubi in Adamawa North Senatorial Districts of Adamawa State, Alhaji Abubakar Isa Ahmadu has called on his subjects that were displaced by the insurgency to return home.   

   Speaking in his palace when he received a Federal Government delegation led by the Minister of Youths Development, Mr. Boni Haruna, the Emir expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for the restoration of security in his domain and advised his people to be vigilant and law abiding assisting government towards the maintenance of security in the area.

   While commending President Goodluck Jonathan for his concern about the condition of the displaced people and his assurances of support to assist them return to normal life, urged returning residents to give all the necessary cooperation to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) assessment team as they go round to conduct assessment. 

   The Youths Development Minister said his visit with the NEMA team was to assess the return of peace in the area and to convey the assurances of President Jonathan to support the returnees through NEMA to settle back in their homes.

   The Minister said the commander of the Army Battalion based in Mubi had assured that the soldiers have cleared the town and made it safe for law abiding citizens to return to their homes. 

Leader of the NEMA assessment team, Musa Zakari, they have been directed to carry out the assessment for immediate deployment of necessary support for the returnees to start rebuilding their lives. 

   The assessment team met with a returnee, Mr. Bitrus Yohana and his family of ten, who came back after several months of displacement. Mr. Yohanna appreciated the Federal Government and the military for the restoration of security in the area. He as well as other formerly displaced persons now back and trading in Mubi Market,

He called on other displaced persons still taking refuge elsewhere to return home. The team has visited Hong, Maiha, Uba, Mubi and Gombi local government areas.

The Minister and NEMA officials also visited Mubi market where business activities have picked up and other places that included the Adamawa State University and State General Hospital.

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