Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno), has urged all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Gwazo taking refuge in Maiduguri, to return home, assuring them of their safety.
Ndume made the call while addressing the IDPs in Bakassi and Gubio camps in Maiduguri.
The lawmaker, who was intermittently wiping tears with handkerchief, expressed disappointment that the IDPs from Gwoza had yet to be resettled even when normalcy had returned to the town.
He said insurgency had reduced many people in Gwoza to almost beggars and they had to wait to be given handouts in the camp before they could feed.
Ndume said government had already made efforts to rehabilitate and reconstruct many residential homes, schools, clinics, palace and other social amenities to enhance civic authority.
He recalled that the European Union recently committed about N8 billion to support Post Insurgency Response, Recovery and Resilience for the IDPs in the education sector.