Over 3,000 refugees and internally displaced persons returned to Damasak town, Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State on Monday.
To receive the returnees was a combined team of Local Government officials, traditional rulers, village elders, and religious leaders.
The Military, Civilian Joint Task Force and vigilantes screened the returnees.
Their return followed the clearance of boko haram terrorists strongholds in Sambisa forest and a confidence building visit to celebrate Christmas with troops by the hierarchy of the Nigerian Army, led by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai.
Source: Voice of Nigeria