Boko Haram: House Wants Relief Materials for Residents Affected by Relocation Order

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Damilola Oyedele in Abuja
The House of Representatives has called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to provide relief materials for residents of Monguno, Marte and Nganzai towns in Borno State, who are affected by the relocation order of the Nigerian Army to move to the headquarters of Monguno Local Government Area.

The military recently directed residents of the communities to relocate to allow it flush out members of the Boko Haram sect who are hiding in the towns.

Hon. Mohammed Tahir Monguno (Borno APC) in a motion of urgent public importance yesterday, said the essence of the relocation order is to declare any persons found in those areas thereafter, a member of Boko Haram, and deal with them.

He however noted that the mass movement has affected and over-stretched social amenities of Monguno town, with threats to health, food availability and security.

Monguno called on the military to urgently deal with the matter that necessitated the relocation order to allow the residents return to their villages.