Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tag "IDPs"

    It’s impossible for IDPs to return home soon, says lawmaker

It’s impossible for IDPs to return home soon, says lawmaker

Sani Zoro, chairman of the house committee on internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees and initiatives on north-east, says it is impossible for the IDPs to return home soon.Speaking in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Zoro said this is due to paucity of funds to cater for the needs of the IDPs.According to him, the government "is not [...]

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    It’s safe to return home, Buratai assures Borno IDPs

It’s safe to return home, Buratai assures Borno IDPs

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has called on internally displaced people (IDPs) in Borno north to return home.Speaking on Saturday at the inauguration of nine gunboats for the task force detachment at Baga, he told the IDPs their communities are now safe and secured.He urged residents in the area to leverage on the deployment of ‘Operation Last Hold’ to [...]

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    Borno IDPs: Soldiers raped us in camps but we were forced to deny it

Borno IDPs: Soldiers raped us in camps but we were forced to deny it

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east say they are being suppressed from opening up on the alleged sexual abuse ongoing in their camps.They have also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to send an independent investigative panel to the camps regarding the issue.Amnesty International released a report alleging that soldiers and members of civilian joint task force (JTF) demanded sex [...]

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    Dogara: FG must not abandon care of IDPs for NGOs

Dogara: FG must not abandon care of IDPs for NGOs

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the government must live up to its role of taking care of internally displaced persons (IDPs).He said the “very important” role should not be left in the hands of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).Dogara said this on Saturday when he led a house of representatives delegation to the Karmajiji IDP camp in Abuja [...]

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    ‘Seven IDPs’ killed in Nasarawa

‘Seven IDPs’ killed in Nasarawa

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed seven internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Awe local government area of Nasarawa state.Peter Ahemba, president of the Tiv Youth Organisation in the state, confirmed this to NAN on Wednesday.He said the attackers had ambushed the victims on Tuesday while on their way to pick foodstuff in Ihukan.The village is said to be deserted as a [...]

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    Angry IDPs stone Nasarawa governor

Angry IDPs stone Nasarawa governor

Some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Agwatashi, Obi local government area of Nasaraw, stoned the convoy of Umaru Tanko Al-Makura on Tuesday.Al-Makura had visited the camp with security chiefs in the state to assess situation arising from the killing of 32 persons by suspected herdsmen.TheCable gathered that when the governor was about to address the IDPs, some youth in the [...]

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    Reps to probe ‘sexual abuse, diversion of relief materials’ in IDP camps

Reps to probe ‘sexual abuse, diversion of relief materials’ in IDP camps

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged cases of rape, extortion and diversion of relief materials in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps across the country.The resolution was sequel to a motion introduced during plenary on Wednesday by Hassan Saleh, f a lawmaker rom Benue state.Saleh said stories abound of how IDPs in the country go through “harrowing [...]

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    UN says 10.2m people in need of humanitarian  assistance in Nigeria

UN says 10.2m people in need of humanitarian assistance in Nigeria

The United Nations says a total of 10.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in various parts of the country.Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, disclosed this on Thursday during the launch of the 2018 humanitarian response plan (HRP) launch in Abuja.He said the affected states include Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe.He gave the breakdown [...]

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    Herdsmen killings: Benue registers 80,000 IDPs

Herdsmen killings: Benue registers 80,000 IDPs

The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says it has registered about 80,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) after the recent clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Emmanuel Shior, executive secretary of SEMA, disclosed this in an interview with the NAN on Wednesday.He said the displaced people are in four camps located in Guma and Logo local government areas, the councils where about [...]

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    The struggle to get vaccinated in IDP camps

The struggle to get vaccinated in IDP camps

In the northeast region of the country, where these camps are located, 80% of Nigerian children have not been vaccinated. It is a hot Saturday, Modu Sheriff is seated under a tree to shield him from the rays of the blistering sun in Borno state, Nigeria. He immediately volunteers to be interviewed as soon he is asked if his kids have [...]

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    Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

Report: 1.8m Borno IDPs unwilling to return home

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) says 1.8 million persons displaced by Boko Haram insurgency are unwilling to return to their communities in the north-east.Jan Egeland, NRC secretary-general, said this on Wednesday while presenting the report on the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs), in Maiduguri, Borno state.He said the IDPs are still concerned about security in their communities, getting new [...]

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    Borno NUT demands immediate release of detained IDPs

Borno NUT demands immediate release of detained IDPs

The Borno state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has called for the immediate release of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) arrested in the state.On Sunday, the IDPs staged a protest over the poor condition in their camp. They demanded to return to their respective communities in Bama local government.Some of them were subsequently arrested by the police [...]

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    IDPs ‘ready to trek back to Bama’, say they’re dying of hunger in Maiduguri

IDPs ‘ready to trek back to Bama’, say they’re dying of hunger in Maiduguri

The internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, want to return to their respective communities in Bama even if it means “trekking back” home.The IDPs staged a protest on Sunday demanding that they are allowed to go back to their communities as they have been “seriously neglected” in Maiduguri.Muhammad Hassan, chairman of the Bama Initiative for Human Development, [...]

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    EFCC arrests Gombe emergency officials for ‘diverting’ materials meant for IDPs

EFCC arrests Gombe emergency officials for ‘diverting’ materials meant for IDPs

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives in Gombe have arrested one Danlami Rukuje, secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), for allegedly diverting materials meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs).Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Uwujaren said the SEMA official’s arrest and those of his accomplices followed a tip-off received by the [...]

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    Meet the individuals lighting up the lives of Benue flood victims

Meet the individuals lighting up the lives of Benue flood victims

BY SOLOMON ELUSOJI On Monday morning, the mood at the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp inside Makurdi’s international market was quite cheerful. The previous day, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had delivered more supplies – mattresses, mosquito nets, stoves – to the camp. Somehow, electricity – advertised brashly with super-bright yellow bulbs attached to the walls of the shop buildings [...]

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    Yobe, World Bank empower IDPs to invest in agriculture

Yobe, World Bank empower IDPs to invest in agriculture

Yobe state government in collaboration with the World Bank have supported returnee Internally Displaced  Persons (IDPs) and those still in camps with farm inputs.The farm inputs will enable them to engage in agricultural activities toward economic recovery.Musa Jidawa, permanent secretary, Yobe state emergency management agency (SEMA), disclosed this in Damaturu, on Sunday.Jidawa said the state government had provided 300 IDPs [...]

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