Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Zamfara state have begun returning to their communities following improved security situation as reported by security forces.
This was disclosed to newsmen on Friday by the state’s Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajia Faika Ahmed.
The Commissioner said the government had provided food items and logistics to more than 400 IDPs to enable them return to their communities.
She said the IDPs are being handed over to district heads in various emirates.
The commissioner added that the IDPs, mostly women and children, were being accompanied by security operatives to ensure their safe return.
She said reports from security agencies had confirmed that law and order had been restored in most communities affected by banditry and kidnapping in the state.
Ahmed, who said that about 184,000 households were affected by banditry in the state, informed that there were 600,000 IDPs in the state.