Zamfara Govt returns IDPs to communities as security improves

The Zamfara Government has started returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their communities following improved security situation the state.

Hajia Faika Ahmed, the state’s Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, announced this, while briefing newsmen Gusau on Friday.

Ahmed said the government had provided food items and logistics to more than 400 IDPs to enable them to their communities.

According to her, IDPs are handed over to district heads various emirates.

The commissioner added IDPs, mostly women and children, were accompanied by security operatives to ensure their return.

She said reports from security agencies had confirmed that law and order had been restored most communities affected by banditry and kidnapping the state.

Ahmed, who said that about 184,000 households were affected by banditry the state, stated that there were 600,000 IDPs the state.(NAN)