Warri – The Nigerian Government has begun the repair of Ayakoromo community in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta, which was destroyed during a raid by soldiers, last year.
Soldiers of the Joint Military Taskforce (JTF) raided the community in search of a militant leader, John Togo, following which many lost their homes and took refuge in Warri.
Togo, who reneged on his earlier acceptance of the Federal Government Amnesty to quit militancy, took refuge in Ayakoromo, his hometown, after the JTF destroyed his militant camp in the creek.
The Federal Government, through the ministry of defence, is currently building numerous houses, jetties and other structures, in place of those destroyed in the operation.
The construction began after the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Onyeabo Ihejirika, visited the community and assured the the people that the government would rebuild everything destroyed during the raid.
Also, Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta visited the community last week to assess the situation and promised that the community would be rebuilt and the sufferings of the people addressed.
An inter-ministerial team led by the Commissioner for Information, Mr Oma Djebah, visited the community on Thursday to identify specific areas for the state government’s intervention projects.
Djebah said that the Uduaghan administration had concluded plans to embark on infrastructure development, including a housing scheme, health centre and electricity projects to be spread in five locations in the community.
Meanwhile, normalcy is gradually returning to the town with social and economic activities picking up and the voter registration going on peacefully.
Courtesy – NAN