Life has started returning to normal in Mubi and its environs in Adamawa State following the flushing out of insurgents from the commercial border town, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
NAN correspondent, who visited Mubi, Hong, Maiha and Gombi, reports that business activities had started picking up, with some shop owners opening for business.
Flags hoisted on communication masts in the towns by members of the Boko Haram sect, particularly in Mubi, had been removed.
Grain dealers, meat sellers, food and water vendors could also be seen doing business in Gombi, Hong and Mubi.
NAN correspondent also saw some farmers in the outskirts of the towns harvesting their crops on Monday.
Some of the residents, who spoke to NAN, commended the efforts of the military in containing the activities of the insurgents.
They appealed to the National Emergency Management Agency and the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency to assist with relief materials.
Aliyu Auwal, a resident of Mubi, said: “We also want to call on GSM providers to come and restore communication in Mubi so that we can be communicating with the outside world.
“I believe the gallant soldiers that came and liberated us here, who are very much around, will love to be speaking to their loved ones to show that they are very much alive.”
Another resident, Hauwa Abdullahi, urged the government to urgently repair the damaged bridges on Hong-Mararaba-Mubi Road and Pela-Maiha-Mubi Road to facilitate the return of people.
“The destruction of the bridge on Hong-Mararaba-Mubi Road and the one on Pela-Maiha-Mubi Road is hindering vehicular movements for those wishing to return,” Abdullahi said.
Malam Haruna Furo, the Executive Secretary of ADSEMA, who visited Mubi on Monday, said his agency would help the victims of the insurgency.