The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has visited Niger Republic on Saturday in order to finalize the repatriation of about 120,000 refugees that Fled Nigeria due to the increased attacks of Boko Haram insurgent group, particularly in the Northern area.
This was disclosed by the spokesman to the governor, Isa Gusau, who further stated that the refugees fled from hundreds of communities in the Northern part of Nigeria.
“The Governor’s visit to Niger was to contribute in arranging modalities towards the safe and dignified repatriation of the refugees to resettlement communities in Borno,” he said.
“Governor Zulum travelled to Diffa from Malam-Fatori, headquarters of Abadam local government in Northern Borno, which had been a stronghold of Boko Haram insurgents, until it was recently regained by the military.
“The visit to Malam-fatori, the first time in more than five years by a civilian governor, happened the same Saturday the Governor entered Diffa province in Niger Republic.
“Zulum, while addressing top officials, expressed his gratitude to the government of Diffa province, the federal government of Niger and the host communities in the country for being hospitable to Borno citizens.”