The federal government has assured the returnee displaced indigenes of the recaptured town of Mubi in Adamawa State to feel free to relocate to their homes as efforts will be made to guarantee them safety.
A statement issued on Sunday by the Senior Information Officer at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Sani Datti, the agency is presently conduction an assessment of the immediate needs of the people returning home after the pursuit of the insurgents from the town.
The statement quoted the Minister of Youths Development, Mr. Boni Haruna, who led a federal government delegation to the palace of the Emir of Mubi as saying that the commander of the Army Battalion based in Mubi had assured that the soldiers had cleared the town and made it safe for law abiding citizens to return to their homes.
The minister said his visit with the NEMA team was to assess the return of peace in the area and to convey the assurances of President Goodluck Jonathan to support the returnees through NEMA, to settle back in their homes.
peaking on the return of peace to the town, the emir advised his people to be vigilant and law abiding and assist the government in the maintenance of security in the area.
He urged the returnee residents to give all the necessary cooperation to the NEMA assessment team as they go round to conduct assessment.
He thanked President Jonathan for his concern about the condition of the displaced people and his assurances of support to assist them return to normal life.
According to the statement, the leader of NEMA assessment team, Musa Zakari, said the team had been directed to carry out the assessment for immediate deployment of necessary support for the returnees to start rebuilding their lives.
The minister and NEMA officials visited Mubi market where business activities had picked up and other places that included the Adamawa State University and the state’s General Hospital.
The team also visited Hong, Maiha, Uba, Mubi and Gombi local government areas.
Source: This Day