Baga Town,Others Safe for IDPs-Lafiya Dole Commander
The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Olusegun
Adeniyi has declared Baga town and environs for safe return
of displaced persons in camps and host communities of Borno.
Baga is on the shores of Lake Chad, and was severally attacked in
decade long Boko Haram insurgency that claimed many lives and
The declaration of return, was made yesterday (Saturday); in statement
of Col. Ado Isa, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations in
Maiduguri, the state capital.
According to him; “Following sustained clearance operations by troops
of Operation Lafiya Dole in Baga and adjoining communities, IDPs in
camps and host communities can safely return this week.
He said other cleared communities; include new and old Marte, which
were occupied by Boko Haram insurgents, before the twin communities
were routed of terrorists last year by troops.
It was also learnt that the Marte Council, set up a
committee for the clearing of bushes and shrubs, preparatory for
return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Dikwa, Maiduguri
and Monguno camps.
While assuring retuning residents, Isa in the statement; also said
that the cleared fishing town and its adjourning settlements are safe
He therefore, called on the people to return to their ancestral homes,
as the security of their lives and property, is guaranteed.
“The Boko Haram elements, has been routed in the Baga/Kukawa/Monguno
axis,” he said, noting that all the adjourning settlements are safe
for IDPs’ return for habitation.
Adeniyi therefore, called on the people to continue cooperate with
military and other security agencies by reporting any suspicious
persons and activities in Lake Chad region.