YOLA – Gov. Bala Ngillari of Adamawa said a high powered committee had been inaugurated to address the problems confronting internally displaced persons (IDPs) due to the recent attack on Mubi town by members of Boko Haram sect.
He added that he had sent 77 vehicles in the past two days to evacuate the affected persons to designated camps.
Ngillari made the announcement in a state-wide broadcast in Yola on Saturday.
He explained that the purpose was to keep the displaced persons out of harm’s way and to be resettled in camps in suitable locations.
He said government would continue to do all it can in providing basic necessities to the displaced persons until they were reunited with their families.
“I have also been in touch with the President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to address the issue of our citizens who are now refugees in Cameroon.
“Some displaced citizens are in Cameroon suffering untold hardship’’, Ngillari added.
“I wish to reassure the good people of the state that I am doing all I can to address this situation.’’
He advised the IDPs who were staying with their relatives to ensure that they were registered at the designated camps.
He called on people of the state and the country at large to pray to God to take away the scourge of insurgency and restore peace and tranquillity to Nigeria.
The governor called on national and international agencies to come to the aid of the state “as the meagre resources we have cannot meet the myriads of needs posed by this problem. (NAN)