Boko Haram: IDPs Cry Out, Send Strong Message to Northern Governor

Boko Haram: IDPs Cry Out, Send Strong Message to Northern Governor

  • Following the aftermath of Boko Haram attacks, internally displaced persons have sent an important message to the governor of Borno state
  • The IDPs cried out to Prof. Babagana Zulum, saying they are fed up with challenges of living in make-shift camps for many years
  • Many residents have been forced to live in camps after their means of livelihood and communities were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents

Ngala, Borno state - Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Gamboru Ngala, Ngala local government area of Borno state have cried to the governor of the state, Prof. Babagana Zulum over their conditions.

Vanguard reports that the IDPs are fed up with the challenges of living in make-shift camps more than 21 years after their means of livelihood and communities were destroyed, forcing them to find shelter in temporary abodes.

Governor Zulum of Borno state
Internally displaced persons in Borno state have cried out to Gov Zulum, saying they are fed up with the challenges of living in make-shift camps. Photo credit: Borno state government
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Their message appeared to have struck the governor who travelled to Gamboru Ngala to feel the plight of the internally-displaced persons there and to share food as well as money with them. .

Governor Zulum visits Gamboru Ngala

Zulum and his predecessor, Senator Shettima, who represents Borno Central were in the town to meet with the natives who are now quartered in several camps, VON added.

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The two prominent politicians, who travelled by road made various stops and shared food, clothings and cash to over 55,000 stranded persons from Gamboru and Ngala towns.

They spent three days with the people, with many of the natives returning to their native homes and reuniting with their families and loved ones.

The governor and his predecessor also took time off to listen to the jeremiads of the natives who are sheltered in camps and those who have been resettled in their respective communities.

IDPs send message to Borno state governor

Thousands of inmates of IDP resettlement camps expressed dismay over their stay for many years in spite of Zulum’s generous display of benevolence.

They pleaded with the governor to allow them to go home and begin to fend for themselves in an open society rather than being confined to one place in the camps.

IDPs identified as Aisha Bukar, Ali Mustapha and Mohammed Tujjani lamented that life in IDPs camp was frustrating.

The individuals having lived in camps for more than five yearsand appealed to the state government to allow them to vacate and pick up the pieces in the society.

Tension hits Borno as fire guts internally displaced persons' camp

In a previous report by Legit.ng, an internally displaced persons' camp located along Muna general district in Jare local government area of Borno state was gutted by fire.

It is not yet clear when the fire started or the level of damage done by the inferno.

However, officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were alerted to help bring the situation under control although details about the incident are still sketchy.

Source: Legit.ng

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