INSECURITY: GROUP CALLS ON SOUTH-SOUTH GOVS FOR RELOCATION
The South-South Peoples Democratic Alliance (SSPDA) has said that people from the region were still stranded in Borno and Yobe States. While commending the governors of states in the Niger Delta geopolitical zone that evacuated natives of their respective states from Maiduguri, Borno State, SSPDA said there were more who would want to leave the states for their states for fear of insecurity.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the alliance in Yobe State, Mr. Steve Ilefa and Mr. O. J. Oyagiri respectively and issued to newsmen in Damaturu.
The SSPDA expressed the need for South-south state governors to be proactive in evacuating and relocating natives of the region from troubled zones in the country urging further that those willing to leave Borno and Yobe States should be relocated by their governors.
The statement said although, Yobe, apart from Borno State, was peaceful, some of the people from the South-south zone would want to relocate.
The alliance called on the governors to make available accommodation and financial help to all the returnees to settle down without undue tension.
It also called on the Ministry of Niger Delta to come to the aid of others that were stranded in Maiduguri and Damaturu.
For peace in the region, it appealed to all aggrieved politicians who had gone to court over the last elections to withdraw their cases and seek for peace outside the court.