Returning Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yobe state, especially those who came from Gujba and Gulani local government areas of the state, have recorded bumper harvest during this year’s farming season.
Our correspondent, who visited the two local governments, reports that farmers were seen harvesting their farm produce which include maize, millet, groundnut among others.
Mamman Kachalla and Mustapha Goni, who are returning IDPs, said: “We thanked God and the governments for the efforts being put in place for us to go back home. We no longer depend on government or donour agencies for food stuff as were being done in the past, the harvests we made are enough to sustain us and our families up to next farming season.”
Blueprint reports that this development may not be unconnected to the efforts of Yobe state government which assisted the returning IDPs with fertiliser, building materials and farming implements in order to regain their livelihood.
Recall that the two local governments were over-run by the Boko Haram insurgents, but were recaptured in 2015.