Returning IDPs will fight back to retain liberated villages, says Ndume
Majority Leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume, has said that people displaced from their homesteads have learnt their lessons, and would resist any attempt by insurgents to continue with their terrorist activities in the area.
Ndume made the disclosure yesterday, at his Government Reservation Area (GRA), Maiduguri residence, immediately after distributing several metric tons of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Gwoza, Pulka in Borno state and in the outskirts of Yola, Adamawa State.
“The IDP who were sacked by Boko Haram are now anxious to return to their respective communities. They are now ready to fight back tooth and nail to retain their communities liberated by the military,” said Ndume.
Ndume, who said that most of the displaced persons in camps in Adamawa State were from Gwoza Local Council of Borno State, added; “our people have suffered a lot, but learned the most unforgettable lessons of losing many lives and property from this ungodly Boko Haram crisis.
He stressed that the state government and its citizens will never allow such “barbaric acts of terrorism and insurgency” to happen again, because the eyes of the people are now open.
Speaking on how to retain liberated communities, he said: “Our people are ready to fight back now to reclaim the remaining of their villages and towns, as well as, their freedom of living with one another in peace and dignity.
“The only lasting solution to this terrorism perpetrated by Boko Haram is to take the fight to the insurgents’ hideouts in the forests and northern Borno State and wipe them out completely,” he declared.
He also explained that most of the IDPs in camps he visited in Adamawa state are willingly and anxious to return to their respective ancestral homes.