Boko Haram: House of Reps members warns IDP's against rushing back to liberated communities

A member of the House of Representatives, and House Committee Chairman on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Alhaji Sani Zoro, has advised  the IDPs to be wary of  returning  home until  the military certifies their communities safe.

Zoro gave the advice while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Friday. He also noted with concern that  some IDPs have started rushing home after the capturing of Sambisa forest, saying this  did not augur well for their safety.

According to him, there is the need for the military to certify the communities safe, after liberating  the  territory hitherto seized  by insurgents.

“I am not happy about  the development that IDPs in the camps are rushing to their homes, because already there is fear that some of these communities have been mined by insurgents.

“There is need to escalate the level of reconstruction, especially shelter and means of livelihood in this harmattan season and there is also need for the massive ‘de-mining’ of all liberated areas and the army had to confirm that such places are safe for the return of IDPs”

He also advised the Federal Government to assign the  reconstruction of  houses, roads, police stations and schools in the North-East to the military .

Zoro explained  that such  a decision  will generate employment in specialised areas such as carpentry, masonry and engineering.

He said that  the Armed forces should be encouraged  to develop their capacity in other aspects of human endeavour as obtained in other parts of  the world.

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