Over 200 families from three Central Nigerian villages violently displaced in June, 2018 have returned home, officials say.

The IDPs from the less seriously destroyed Kakuruk, Kurafalls and Kuzen villages of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State were reportedly relocated from camps to their homes on Thursday through joint government-military efforts.

The Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong and the Commander of the Peacekeeping mission in the state, Major General Augustine Agundi had both promised the IDPs' return before year end.

Mr. Lalong said while bidding the IDPs farewell that government has in place needed measures to guarantee "comfort and security" in the villages.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Richard Tokma, the Governor pledged to help those whose houses were  completely burnt down rebuild.

The Commander of the military Taskforce in the state, Mr. Agundu assured that his troops will have "permanently" takeover the attacked villages to protect the villagers.

All the IDPs were however moved from the Geosciences school camp with nothing to start life after the displacements, Mr. Ezekiel Dambo told MKB.

"We are only hoping that will follow soon but for now, everyone is to himself," the 45 year old said.

Other sources however say a truckload of food items accompanied the returning IDPs.