After Boko Haram attacked and burnt down Ngwom village over three years ago, most of the residents fled to Maiduguri, where they lived a less dignified life in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Those that managed to return to the village weeks after the attack said they couldn’t stand the ruins their homes had become and had to leave with little or no hope of ever returning to rebuild their homes again. But on Tuesday the villagers were asked to return to the Ngwom to take delivery of the keys to their rebuilt homes. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) handed over a complete rebuilt Borno community which was earlier destroyed by Boko Haram to the affected displaced people. The rebuilt village is Ngwom, 10km from Maiduguri, an agrarian community in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State. It was attacked and completely razed down by Boko Haram in 2014 where over 100 persons were killed during the attack. The UNDP under its integrated rural development programme initiated the rebuilding of 300 destroyed mud houses with modern bricks and corrugated iron roofs in Ngwom. The new face of the community was also lifted with newly built 288 market stalls, a school complex, 20 grocery stores, a central mosque, two water boreholes and a police security outpost.

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