Niger President, Bazoum hosts Borno Governor, Zulum over repatriation of refugees
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State
By Dauda R. Pam, Maiduguri
Nigerien President Bazoum Mohammed hosted Governor Babagana Zulum over the repatriation of refugees from Borno State who fled to Niger since 2014 as a result of fierce attacks by bokoharam terrorists.
It is on record that, Nigeria and Niger Republics have been collaborating on security issues and management of refugees camps especially those,who fled from Mobbar, Kukawa, Guzamala, Monguno and Abadam LGAs of Northern Borno to Diffa Province withmany Borno citizens who trekked long distances,during the Boko Haram insurgents attacks.
In an interview with newsmen shortly after the meeting, Gov. Zulum said: “The outcome is very fruitful, we have taken a number of decisions, which included the repatriation of Borno citizens back to our communities.
“These people have been in Niger in the last six years. With significant improvement regarding our security situation, our people are now looking forward to returning to their communities.
“We will work with all relevant institutions to ensure safe and dignified return of citizens. We shall do everything possible within our reach to safely resettle our people within the shortest possible time”, Zulum said.