The United Nation’s High Commission for Refugees in Africa has concluded arrangements to construct 500 housing units, at $2,000 per unit, for the aged, physically challenged, orphans and the very sick persons who were displaced by Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa State.
Cesar Tshilombo, leader of the High Commissioner for Refugees, dropped this hint while briefing Martins Babale, Deputy Governor of the state, on the modalities adopted by the commission to share the houses after completion.
He remarked that the United Nation High Commission for Refugees could not shoulder responsibilities to build all houses destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents alone.
The Deputy Governor who received the delegation assured that the sharing of the houses would not be politicised because stakeholders of all the communities affected would be involved in the process.
Meanwhile, the member representing Hawul and Askira-Uba in the House of Representatives, Jubrin Satumari, on Sunday said many towns and villages in the North-East were still susceptible to the attack of the Boko Haram insurgents.
He lamented that the military presence was highly concentrated in major towns with little protection for distant and remote communities in the troubled region.
The lawmaker, who condemned the growing renewed attacks of the dreaded sect, said the military needed to do more to confront the insurgents.
He said it was unfortunate that in many remote communities in Askira-Uba and Hawul federal constituency, as well as other areas “people have sleepless nights as they do not have the luxury of the military presence in their area.”
By Dike Onwuamaeze