About 100,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have resettled to their homes in around Lake Chad.
This has been described as a huge success in combating terrorists in boundary communities of Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.
The Force Commander of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Major General Abdul Khalifah Ibrahim, disclosed this on Thursday at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri during the Medals presentation parade to officers and soldiers who participated in the just concluded Operation Lake Sanity.
“Things are getting better, we have less attacks in these areas and when you have less attacks you have less causalities.
"There are less attacks on civilian populace and there are less attacks even on our military locations and this is as a result of the increase in military operations that is ongoing.
"Operation Desert Sanity is ongoing, Operation Lake Sanity has just been concluded even though we are planning for another one.
“In the last one year within the Lake Chad basin areas, more than 100,000 people have returned to their ancestral homes, these are people who are either refugees in other countries or internally displaced.
"They have come back to places like Banki, places like Cross Power, places like Baga, this are all within Nigeria.
"When you go to Niger, places like Baroua, when you go to Chad places like Bitiri and when go to Cameroon places like Amchibi and Gulafata people have gone back to their ancestral home.
“Things are picking up gradually, economic activities are picking up, schools that were closed before are being reopened, markets, hospitals are coming on board.
"While we cannot say everything is done or just end, we’re not where we were before and we have been making progress.
"In the aftermath of crisis, we cannot finish in one day.
"It's not an event but a process and we working to ensure that all these wherever they are were defeated,” he said.