Katsina IDP camps empty as Normalcy returns
NEWSMAN, Katsina – Katsina State government has shut down all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the state and repatriated no fewer than 27,000 people to their homes, following return of peace to areas previously ravaged by banditry and insurgency.
Dandume, Faskari, Kankara, Batsari, Jibia and Arabic Teacher’s College (ATC) in Katsina, were early this year taken over by displaced persons who were forced to leave their homes given to insecurity.
State commissioner for Sport, Youth and Social Development, Sani Danlami, while briefing newsmen, said the state government has repatriated all the displaced persons in all the camps across the state since the deployment of security personnel that enforced normalcy in the eight front lines local government councils of the state.
“Today in Katsina state, there is not a single person in all the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps. The state government is always ready to continue to support the IDPs with all necessary needs to enable them with their normal lives in their villages”, Danlami said.
The commissioner explained that government provided assistance to the displaced persons with lot of logistics and food stuff to enable them resettle back to their communities, Leadership reported.
He warned that the state government will not fold its arms and allow some few individuals to tarnish the good image government by claiming to be displaced and be begging on the streets.