Yobe State Government on Thursday officially closed down the Bukar Ali Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Damaturu, which was established on June 27, 2015.
Bukar Ali camp comprised Gambir, Malumti and Mattiri villages of Damaturu local government area of the state. The camp has a population of 391 persons, comprising 92 households.
The Executive Secretary of Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, Musa Idi Jidawa, said the state government spent N35 million for the establishment, feeding and general welfare of people in the camp for the 333 days they stayed in the camp.
He said the IDPs voluntarily agreed to discontinue their stay at the camp and requested to be returned back to their communities.
The state government gave two bags of rice, 40kg bag of beans, 15litre of vegetable oil, one set of tower cooking pot, two nylon mats, four rolls of bathing soap and N20, 000 cash for each returning household.