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Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Boko Haram: Almost 1000 People Newly Displaced


The Borno State Government has provided accommodation for almost 300 people of Kayamala village who fled their homes and took refuge across the street of the state capital, Maiduguri.

This was the result of the attack by the Boko Haram terrorists that stroke its neighboring villages. The displaced people were forced to leave their homes to prevent their lives from sudden death from the suspected terrorists who have been ruthlessly killing many lives in the state.

In DAILY POST report, the displaced whose numbers about a thousand are mainly consist women and children refuse to enter major IDP camp in the state, take streets of the capital as their homes where many of them become beggars to survive while their young females turn to sex traders for living.

The number of street beggars continue increasing on a daily basis despite the state government effort to eradicate begging trade in the state. 

In her statements, the Chairperson, Borno State Emergency Management Agency, BOSEMA, Hajiya Yabawa Kolo said, the state government continue to   provide them accommodation immediately the government discovered their predicament saying the government arranged accommodation for them at the Stadium IDPs camp.

She said, of the over 1000 people who recently turned in to Maiduguri to seek refuge from fear of attack, women and children top the lists.

According to her, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum is doing everything to ensure adequate provisions are put in place to cushion the sufferings of displaced individuals in the state.

She added that government will continue to do its best, but you know that the problems are enormous. The governor had on many occasions slept in the IDP camp with the displaced trying to monitor how they are being catered for.” 

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