Governor Ikpeazu in Adamawa State - Visits IDP camp

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Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, was in Yola, the Adamawa State capital yesterday to felicitate with his colleague, Governor Bindo Jibrilla, whose son got married.

During his visit to Adamawa, Governor Ikpeazu, who said he was used to Yola during his days as an undergraduate at the University of Maiduguri, also visited the Malkohi Centre for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Malkohi IDP Centre in Yola accommodates displaced persons from Borno State who were attacked and rendered homeless by the Islamist Terrorist group, Boko Haram.

The governor promised to contribute to the upkeep of the IDPs, some of whom are of South East origin.

Speaking with newsmen after the visit, the Governor of Abia State recounted his undergraduate days memories of the North East region.

"I am in Adamawa State to felicitate with my colleague, Governor Bindo whose son is getting married.

"As someone who went to Borno State at the age of 16 as an undergraduate, I understand what Maiduguri and Borno State used to be and what it has become now, owing to the terrorist activities of Boko Haram".

"When I was told that some displaced persons from Borno State are kept here in Malkohi IDPs Centre, I decided to come to see them."

Dr Ikpeazu lamented the suffering of innocent Nigerians as a result of the "needless insurgency and acts of terrorism that have rendered Nigerians homeless in their own country". He expressed confidence that Nigerian security forces will fully restore peace and stability to the affected areas.

It will be recalled that during the military regime of General Sani Abacha, Navy Captain Joseph Agwu Igboamagh from Abia State was the Military administrator of Adamawa State.

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