Residents of Mafa LGA of Borno State returned to their homes two years after they were displaced as a result of Insurgency. 22 local Government areas in Borno state were affected by the Displacements and so far some residents of Konduga and Ngamboru Ngala have also been returned to their communities.
Below is a eyewitness account by Abdullahi Bukar who travveled to the once trouble region.
MAFA DISPLACED PERSONS RESETTLED.
As we traveled to mafa yesterday to spend our night , On arrival I saw the town much different from our last visit (day before yesterday). The people have started picking their remaining lives as some shop owners start clearing their shops, Some have even started their small businesses, While some households have finished clearing their House’s and even spend the night in their respective home’s.
Also the Local Government council distribute 1-bag of rice and 1-bag of beans each to all Returned Displaced Persons to alleviate them and one thing that excited me is that all the boreholes in the town are fully functional.
Lastly agreement had been reach between the Council Chairman (Alh. Shetima Lawan Maina) and the Security Agencies that every day there will be a Trip from Mafa to Maiduguri in the Morning and Maiduguri to Mafa in the Evening so as to Boost Economic Activities.
I had a wonderful night, No phone rings No…. Nawoo for Police using Tear-Gas instead of Bullets… I had fun. But Mosquitoes Battalion-Battalions…..lol..See more photo below;