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Dikwa indigenes commend military on peace

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By Sadiq Abubakar

Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army has been commended for restoring peace to Dikwa emirate and facilitating the return of victims to their abode.
Brigade Commander, Brigade General John Ochai who received some of the returnees said ‘this is a testament that peace has come to stay in Dikwa and its environs; our commitment to protect you from all forms of aggression is absolute.”
Assistant Director, 22 Brigade Army Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant Yemi Sokoya in a statement said the commander added, “We have orders from our government to protect you – orders that are consistent with our national protocols. Protecting you and your properties is our main priority.”
He further explained that, they should inform others still living abroad to return home.
It will be recalled that Dikwa was one of the local governments captured in 2014 and was under the control of Boko Haram terrorists, as thousands of innocent civilians were affected during the period, resulting in serious humanitarian crisis.
Some fled their homes while a lot of people were killed. The town was recaptured late 2015 in a strategic mission accomplished by the Nigerian Army and Nigerian airforce operating in alliance.
One of the returnees, Modu Umaru, who came from Ondo ssaid, Dikwa has returned back to her former glory; a town free of oppression and violence, adding that he was going back to Ondo to bring his properties.


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