As the Nigerian Army flagged off Operation LAST HOLD in Northern Borno, over 2000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have returned to their ancestral home Gudunbali for the first time in six years.
The Eid prayers were observed in the Headquarters of Guzamalla Local Government Area Council.
The returnee residents were assisted back to their communities by the troops of Operation LAST HOLD.
Following the achievements recorded by the troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the Nigerian Army consolidated the operations with clearance operation and dominance patrols.
The IDPs were delighted to be back in their ancestral home as well as the resuscitation of two boreholes by the Chairman of Guzamalla LG.
The returnee IDPs, drawn from different camps, were assured of their safety and government’s assistance in rebuilding their homes and livelihoods.
Building materials are already being stockpiled for distribution as efforts are in top gear to clear and open up more communities in the Nine Local Government Area Councils of Northern Borno.
The Commander, Operation LAST HOLD, Major General Abba Dikko, while welcoming the returnee IDPs, stated that the Military will not rest on its oars until all displaced persons are safely returned to their ancestral homes.