Senator Abdul-Aziz Murtala Nyako representing Adamawa Central, who is also chairman Senate committee on special duties, has assured the Internally Displaced Persons of their safe return home.
Addressing the IDPs camps at Damare in Yola, Nyako said that the federal government was concern about their plight and is making all efforts to ensure that they return back safely to their various homes.
Nyako also said that his committee is collaborating with NEMA in order to provide with the needed facilities that would cater for their wellbeing.
He explained that the senate is working on the North East Development Commission bill that will give the commission the backing and capacity to reconstruct and rehabilitate them.
The senator also commended the security operatives while taken round the camps for their commitment to safety at the camps.
Earlier, the camp manager, Mr Nurudeen Musa, said since 2014 over 14,000 people had passed through the camp, saying that presently there are over 2,000 people in the camp including 152 mothers, 97 pregnant women and 68 unaccompanied children at the camp.
However, Nyako lauded the performance of the military for dislodging the insurgents in the north east zone.
He made the commendation after visiting the authorities 23rd Armoured Brigade in Yola , according to him, the military operations should commended for bringing peace from the zone, saying that the lost glory of the zone is gradually returning,
“We must give kudos to federal government, we must give kudos to the military for the areas they have cleared, said Nyako.
“Just a year ago by this time, the people were in serious confusion, but now a lot of towns have been liberated.”
Nyako, therefore urged the military to introduce reward for gallant officers and men who distinguished themselves in their career.
“Some of our officers and men deserve to be given reward for valour like the Victoria Cross in UK, Blue Ribbon in America and Iron Cross in Germany,“he stated.
The senator also called on the military’s support against any act of threat to the people, adding that the National Assembly on it part was working on the North East Development Bill that would fast track the rehabilitation, resettlement and reconstruction of destroyed infrastructures.
He however said that for the commission to effectively delivered when established, there is need to have the right people with integrity and capacity to achieved the desire objectives.