Monday, November 12, 2018

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    Police: ISIS spies operating from Borno IDP camps

Police: ISIS spies operating from Borno IDP camps

The Borno police command says the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a faction of ISIS, has its spies operating from internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Borno state.Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police in Borno, disclosed this while giving update on the security in the state.Bello said three among the 22 Boko Haram insurgents arrested two months [...]

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    How ‘ritualists’ gouged out eyes of Borno IDP

How ‘ritualists’ gouged out eyes of Borno IDP

Residents of 202 housing estate in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, are yet to recover from shock following the alleged forceful removal of the eyes of a 58-year-old internally displaced person (IDP) who is mentally challenged.The incident was said to have occurred on Thursday,  less than 24 hours after lifeless body of a 7-year-old girl was found in Mairi ward in [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as suicide bombers hit Borno IDP camp

‘Many killed’ as suicide bombers hit Borno IDP camp

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect struck at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Dalori, Borno state, on Wednesday.A witness told TheCable that many IDPs were killed in the attack.“Soldiers have locked up the place to probably prevent another suicide bomber from gaining access,” the witness said.“I can’t say the number of those killed but I know they [...]

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    TOS Foundation feeds 1,000 orphans and IDPs

TOS Foundation feeds 1,000 orphans and IDPs

The Osasu Show (TOS) Foundation, a non-government organization, on Saturday hosted a Christmas party for over 1000 internally displaced persons and orphans at the Riverplate park, Wuse 2, Abuja. The foundation is focused on improving the welfare and livelihood of the women and children through capacity building, education scholarships and start-up capital.The event is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of The Osasu Show, aiming to improve the lives of the less [...]

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    Police: We are investigating sexual violence in Borno IDP camps

Police: We are investigating sexual violence in Borno IDP camps

The sexual violence at internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno state is being investigated, according to the Nigeria police force.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the force, said this in reaction to a New York Times report on how teenagers who fled Boko Haram captivity were allegedly raped by security officials.Moshood said all the cases reported were under investigation following a directive [...]

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    Arrested IDPs fall sick in detention

Arrested IDPs fall sick in detention

Four of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) arrested over the protest at a camp in Borno state have taken ill in prison.An official of the Nigeria prison service disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday. He identified the sick inmates as Mohammed Hassan, Grema Kyari, Kura Dogo, and Bura Marte.The IDPs under the aegis of Bama Initiative for Human Development (BIHD) [...]

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    Protesting IDPs remanded in prison

Protesting IDPs remanded in prison

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    Police arrest IDPs over Maiduguri protest

Police arrest IDPs over Maiduguri protest

The Borno state police command has arrested some internally displaced persons (IDPs) who staged a peaceful demonstration on Sunday.The protesters demanded to return to their respective communities in Bama.The IDPs under the umbrella of Bama Initiative for Human Development (BIHD), a non-governmental organisation, opted to trek from Maiduguri, the state capital, to Bama, a journey of 75 kilometres.Muhammad Hassan, the [...]

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    Benue IDPs prevent ‘diversion’ of relief materials

Benue IDPs prevent ‘diversion’ of relief materials

Thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the International Market, Makurdi, Benue state, on Tuesday prevented the alleged diversion of relief materials by camp officials.According to NAN, the protest started when a truck, 2 Hilux vans, a bus and a saloon car loaded with relief materials from the camp warehouse, were about to drive out of the camp.The protesters overpowered [...]

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    UNICEF: Cholera victims in Borno IDP camps being kept away from treatment

UNICEF: Cholera victims in Borno IDP camps being kept away from treatment

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says its efforts to contain the cholera outbreak in internally displaced persons camps across Borno are being slowed down by people hiding suspected cases.According to UNICEF, 1626 people have been affected by the cholera outbreak as at September 11.According to Souleymane Sow, a UNICEF official, 40 people have died from the outbreak, an increase [...]

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    Hepatitis E ‘kills four pregnant women in Borno,  400 IDPs infected’

Hepatitis E ‘kills four pregnant women in Borno, 400 IDPs infected’

At least four pregnant women have died, while more than 400 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been infected with hepatitis E in Ngala council area of Borno state.Nicolerta Bellio, MSF medical coordinator, disclosed this in a statement issued in Maiduguri, the state capital.Bellio said the highly contagious disease, which infiltrated the camp from Niger, spread through Ngala camp due to a [...]

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    ‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram bombs two IDP camps in Borno

‘Seven killed’ as Boko Haram bombs two IDP camps in Borno

At least seven persons were killed, while 15 sustained injuries after suicide bombers detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in two internally displaced person camps in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.Abacha Modu, a witness, said the first explosion occurred at 9pm on Sunday.Modu said only the female bomber was killed, as she could not scale through the fence of the camp.An official of [...]

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    Foundation donates relief materials to Adamawa IDPs

Foundation donates relief materials to Adamawa IDPs

The Red Star Foundation, a non-governmental organisation has donated relief materials and foodstuff to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Malkohi camp, Adamawa state.The camp is located about 40 kilometers away from Yola, the state capital.The foundation donated 30 bags of grains including rice, beans, maize, guinea corns; 10 bags of sugar and salt; 24 cartons of noodles; 5 gallons of vegetable [...]

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    ALERT: 990 children ‘risk dying from malnutrition’ in Borno IDP camp

ALERT: 990 children ‘risk dying from malnutrition’ in Borno IDP camp

At least 990 children between the ages of one and five years are suffering from severe cases of malnutrition at an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Muna, Borno state.Being an unofficial IDP camp, Muna offers little comfort to the refugees who are mainly from Mafa, Dikwa and Gamboru Ngala.The IDPs there lack access to food supply and other provisions from [...]

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Sexual assault: Buratai orders probe in Bama IDP camp

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has ordered investigation into alleged misconduct by soldiers at an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bama, Borno state.Buratai gave the order less than 24 hours after TheCable published a report on the plights of some female IDPs.The women had accused some soldiers and members of civilian JTF, a local vigilance group, of demanding [...]

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    HIV ravages Borno IDP camps, 3,800 cases recorded in 3 months

HIV ravages Borno IDP camps, 3,800 cases recorded in 3 months

Barkindo Saidu, executive secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BOSACA), says 3,800 new cases of HIV infections have been recorded in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state.Saidu told NAN in Maiduguri on Wednesday that the new cases were recorded after voluntary screening in 15 IDPs camps in the state.He said currently 2.4 percent of the population [...]

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