Zulum visits Niger, plans repatriation of 120,000 refugees

METRO PLUS

Many feared dead as explosion rocks Benue community [PHOTOS]

Scores have been reportedly killed in a fuel tanker explosion at the Amoke village of Apa Local Government Area in Benue State.

Osun: One dead, children, others injured as masquerades attack Muslims

At least, one person has been confirmed dead while about 12 persons, including children sustained gunshot injuries in a clash that ensued...

4 confirmed dead after car hit six pedestrians in Yola

Four pedestrians have been confirmed dead and two others injured after a car hit them around the Adamawa State capital, Yola.

Two rescued, 12 abducted in Kaduna community

Kaduna Police Command has rescued two persons, while 12 others were abducted by bandits in Kachia local government area of Kaduna State.

Man sets in-law’s house ablaze in Jigawa

A 40-year-old man, Ibrahim Musa has set his in-law’s house ablaze at Kuzoyara village, Birniwa local Government area of Jigawa State.

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, was at the weekend in Diffa, Niger Republic, to arrange the repatriation of about 120,000 refugees back to Nigeria.

The refugees, mostly from the northern part of Borno State, had trekked into Nigerien soil at the peak of the Boko Haram crisis a few years ago.

A statement on Sunday by a spokesman for the governor, Mallam Isa Gusau, stated that Zulum’s visit to Niger was to contribute to arranging modalities towards the “safe and dignified repatriation” of the refugees to resettlement communities in Borno.

The statement said the governor led a delegation, including the Speaker, Borno State House of Assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan, among other top officials of the state government.

“Governor Zulum travelled to Diffa from Malam-Fatori, headquarters of Abadam Local Government Area in Northern Borno, which had been a stronghold of Boko Haram insurgents, until it was recently regained by the military.

“The journey on Saturday to Malam-Fatori is the first time in more than five years by a civilian. The governor entered Diffa province in Niger Republic, the same day,” the statement added.

Gusau said Zulum, while addressing top officials in Diffa, thanked the government of the province, the Federal Government of Niger, and the host communities for being hospitable to Borno citizens.

Sign up to FREE email alerts from Tribunepoint Weekly - Daily News

When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.

- Advertisement -

Read Also

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Group urges Anambra govt to fully implement anti-open grazing law

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Anambra chapter, has urged the state government to ensure full implementation of the newly signed anti-open grazing...

Crisis as Ogun indigenes reject installation of Lagos Senator as Aremo Oba Yewa

Plans by the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, to install the Lagos West Senator, Olamilekan Adeola,...

PDP wins rescheduled Zango Kataf LG poll in Kaduna

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Mr. Francis Zimbo, has won the rescheduled...

Gani Adams reacts as gunmen attack Oyo correctional facility, set prisoners free

The Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has condemned the attack on the Oyo State correctional facility. Tribunepoint...

Oyo prison attack: FG provides update on inmates recaptured, others

The Federal Government on Saturday said that security operatives have recaptured some of the inmates who escaped from the Medium Security Custodial...