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Host communities evict IDPs over inability to pay N1,000 rent

Host communities evict IDPs over inability to pay N1,000 rent
February 17
15:08 2017
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Some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state got evicted from their homes over their inability to meet up with rents of N,1000.

The displaced persons had no where to go after their landlords ejected them, but the Presidential Committee on North-East Initiatives (PCNI) and Victim Support Fund (VSF) came to their rescue.

They were relocated to Shuwari Medinatu resettlement camp in old Maiduguri, capital of the state.

Hauwa Biu, a member of the presidential committee, said the panel had to intervene immediately.

“We had to intervene immediately they had nowhere to go. The IDPs are now taking refuge at the Shuwari corn stalk camp with no toilets and water supply,” Biu said.

The IDPs were residing at Konduga, Alau, Bama and Damakulli communities before Boko Haram insurgents took hold of these communities and rendered them homeless.

The insurgency in the north-east has rendered many homeless. Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, put the figure of those displaced by the Boko Haram crisis at two million.

With malnutrition rife in IDPs camps – temporary shelters, sometimes schools that now host shanties where the IDPs stay with, often times, large extended families, the IDPs face continue to face tumultuous challenges.

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