YOU’LL EXPERIENCE PEACE IN COMING MONTHS, BUHARI ASSURES NORTH-EAST RESIDENTS

Written by on February 3, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari says north-east residents will soon experience a shift from insurgency to peace and stability.

Buhari gave the assurance on Wednesday during the inauguration of the presidential committee on the repatriation, return and resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the zone.

The inauguration of the presidential committee preceded the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting.

Since 2009, the north-east has experienced a spate of killings, kidnappings and destruction of properties by Boko Haram, and much recently, the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP).

In 2021, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in its 2020 report, said 34,457 people were killed by insurgents in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states between 2009 and early 2020.

Speaking during the inauguration, the president said his administration is committed to a return to peace and normalcy in the region.

Buhari said the committee is expected to develop a three-year action plan by March 2022, to incorporate national and state-level plans towards the restoration of peace.


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