Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, was on Saturday received by over one thousand internally displaced person from Baga town in northern Borno State.
Information gathered revealed that over one thousand displaced persons returned home on Saturday.
The returnees were given ten thousand naira (N10,000) and a bag of rice each to start life afresh.
Further report disclosed that Governor Zulum was in Baga town on Friday, spent two nights with the returnees under heavy security watch to supervise preparations for safe resettlement in the commercial town, which was earlier occupied by militants.
The Borno State Governor in his statement called on the returnees to be law-abiding and to give support and cooperate with the security operatives in other to enjoy their protection and safety.
He further stated that the state government will not abandon them but will continue to ensure that they are well protected.
According to Zulum, the sum of N10,000 given to them, as well as bags of maize, beans and 3 litres of oil are a short term relief to enable them have an easy start with life.
Zulum, however, had issues while returning to Maiduguri the state capital on Sunday, it was reported that insurgents again tried to stop his convoy but security operatives repelled them with no single casualty on government side.