Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, assured victims of Boko Haram attacks in Adamawa State of President Mohammadu Buhari's determination to rid the country of terrorists, urging them not to lose hope.
Osinbajo, who has been travelling to states in the North-East in the last two days on the instruction of President Buhari, spoke when he visited the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in NYSC camp and the Federal Medical Centre, in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
He said: "Everyday, the President is thinking about you. That is why he sent me to come and see, take notes, to understand what is going on, to hear from you, so that I can report to him for positive action. That is why I am here.
"He asks me to say to you that there is hope, great hope, that the Federal Government under his leadership will ensure everything is done to provide for you and resettle you back to you homes, your work, your businesses and your places of worship.
"But you have to be patient. As you know, the government has very little money. We are running after all the money everywhere, so that we use it to serve you."
The Vice President also stated that the Federal Government will sweep off landmines and other form of explosives from farmlands in territories recently recovered from insurgents.
Also, speaking at the Bajabure NYSC Orientation camp in Damare, Girei Local Government Council of Adamawa State, Osinbajo said the task of de-mining affected farmlands in the recovered areas ravaged by insurgency would receive utmost priority of government, adding that it was a very important step in achieving the primary objective of rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced persons back to their homes.
Explaining the seriousness of the situation, the vice president said terrorists "plant landmines and other form of explosives making it difficult for people to resettle and that is why it is absolutely important for us that the farmlands are swept clean of mines and explosives. That is a matter we shall take seriously."