Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has asked the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru to facilitate the return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Zulum made this plea during his first courtesy call on the COAS at the Army Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to him, the IDPs need to return to their ancestral homes to enable them have access to their various means of livelihood instead of depending on aids from donor agencies.
The governor who congratulated the COAS on his ‘well-deserved’ appointment, commended the Nigerian Army (NA) for the zeal and commitment towards ending terrorism in the North East and other contemporary security challenges in the country.
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While expressing his strong support for the NA, Zulum noted that there was an increase of 25% access to farmlands in the last farming…