By Starrys Obazei | September 8, 2022

The North-East Development Commission (NEDC), on Thursday, said some of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-East were unwilling to return to their ancestral homes.

NEDC revealed that the IDPs had so much integrated with the host communities that they saw no need to return to their ancestral homes.

The agency’s Executive Director, Humanitarian Affairs, Musa Yashi, revealed this to State House Correspondents at the 50th Session of the State House Briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

Fielding questions on the challenges of resettling IDPs to their home communities torn apart by the Boko Haram insurgency, Yashi said that 20 to 30 per cent of displaced persons were not living in camps.

This demography of mixing up with their host communities, he said, had thrived among many IDPs, hence, their refusal to return to their ancestral homes.

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