- IDPs in Borno state have allegedly protested over food shortage in their camp
- The protesting IDPs who confronted aid workers were said to be new arrivals from Kukawa and Kalabalge
- Security personnel manning the camp quickly intervened to prevent further chaos
The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, are reportedly protesting over food shortage in their camp.
Channels TV reports that men, women and children residing at the Gubio road IDP camp on Thursday, March 21, were said to have confronted aid workers over what they described as a desperate situation.
Legit.ng gathered that most of the protesters were new arrivals from Kukawa and Kalabalge, the local government areas sacked by insurgents early this year.
The IDPs alleged that they were forced to sleep outside in open spaces.
It was gathered that it took the intervention of security personnel manning the camp to push back the protesting IDPs who were threatening to take to the streets.
The Gubio road camp is home to over 28,000 displaced persons mostly from Monguno, Kukawa and Kalabalge local government of Borno state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state described as fake news allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s governorship candidate, Senator Jeremiah Useni, that he diverted N20 billion meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.
It was reported that Useni had alleged at a news conference on Wednesday, March 20, that Lalong diverted the money for personal use.
But Lalong who reacted while speaking with newsmen on Thursday, March 21, in Jos said Useni’s allegations were totally false, adding, “for Useni who is a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria to make allegation that money was given to the state means that he does not know what he is doing."
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