2000 IDPs return to home for Eid-el-Fitr 6 years after (Guardian)

2000 IDPs return to home for Eid-el-Fitr 6 years after (Guardian)

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said no fewer than 2,000 returnees celebrated Eid-el-Fitr at Gudumbali town in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno, for the first time in six years.

The town, which is 125 kilometres north of Maiduguri, the state capital, was deserted by locals in the area following incessant attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

According to a statement issued by Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations, the IDPs returned to their ancestral home following successes recorded in the ongiong Operation Last Hold.He said that more returnees were escorted back home by troops. Read more

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