President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday at fufure in Adamawa said that, his administration would not rest on its oars, until insurgents in the north-east zone of the country were flushed out, peace restored and a new lease of life given to every victim of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
Jonathan, who was represented by one top government official, Alhaji Mohammed Danjuma, expressed regret that Nigerians were refugees in their country, which also informed the Federal Government making frantic efforts toward ensuring that the internally displaced persons (IDPs) returned to their homes.
He pledged that the provision of relief would be a continuous exercise until normalcy was secured in all the trouble areas, adding that the materials should not be regarded as a compensation for their losses, but to cushion the effects of their hardship, adding that, in as much as the victims were anxious to go back home, this could only be actualized if only the insurgents were flushed out.
The Head of Service, the Fufure Local Government, Alhaji Gidado Galadima, who represented the chairman of the council, thanked the Federal Government for the initiative, adding that the relief materials would reach the targeted IDPs.
The Permanent Secretary of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, ADSEMA, Mallam Hamman Haruna Furo, also lauded the presidential initiative in the north-east.
He called on the Federal Government to set up a special funds for assistance to the zone, because of its peculiarities in terms of terrain and growing number of victims of terrorism.