Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "IDPs"

    Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Ruined towns, desolate homes, wasted farms, shattered lives and loved ones hacked to death, they lost it all; but they are now far away from their ancestral land where Boko Haram established a reign of terror. They perch on mats in rickety and tattered tents, some in open places, struggling to mask the pure pains and grief which the sweet [...]

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    Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state are reportedly being forced back home to ruins, without guarantee of their safety.According to Reuters, the move is to show progress in the war against Boko Haram insurgency as the 2019 elections approach.The IDPs are reportedly being told that they must return home if they wish to continue to receive help from the federal [...]

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    33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

33 children die in Borno IDP camp ‘within two weeks’

At least 33 children have died in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Bama, Borno state, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a non-governmental organisation, has said.In a report released Friday, the organisation said a critical humanitarian situation is unfolding in the camp which has seen an influx of “more than 10,000 IDPs” in August 2018.Bama is one of the worst [...]

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    IDPs as the next time bomb

IDPs as the next time bomb

Internally displaced politicians have been on a speed dial to hook up with new partners for next year’s general election. With 68 political parties and still counting – the horde of defectors, including the perennial rolling stones – would find willing partners.The real Internally displaced persons (IDPs) are, however, having a torrid time. And they appear to be the last [...]

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    51 persons died in Benue IDP camp between January and June

51 persons died in Benue IDP camp between January and June

Fifty-one persons have been killed in the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp at Abagena, Benue state, between January and June this year.Addressing journalists on Wednesday, James Iorkyaa, the camp commandant, also said 69 births were recorded in the camp within the period.He said 50 persons died of various diseases including old age while one was involved in an accident.He, however, [...]

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    ‘We buried many people inside their rooms’ — untold stories of Plateau attacks

‘We buried many people inside their rooms’ — untold stories of Plateau attacks

The day began with high hope; bright morning; good weather – the perfect kind for farming. Irimya Moses left for her farm like some other villagers in Exland, Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, with no slightest knowledge she would not be returning alive.  She had spent barely two hours there when around 1pm she was rounded up [...]

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    10 soldiers ‘killed’ at Nigeria-Chad border

10 soldiers ‘killed’ at Nigeria-Chad border

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram, says 10 soldiers were killed at Nigeria-Chad border on Sunday.Commenting on Monday, Salkilda noted that the the raining season had turned out to be a time for insurgents to carry out isolated attacks.He also kicked against plans by the federal government to relocate internally displaced persons [...]

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    35,000 displaced after Plateau attack, says SEMA

35,000 displaced after Plateau attack, says SEMA

The Plateau State Emergency Management Agency says at least 35,000 villagers were displaced in the recent attack by unknown gunmen.The gunmen, suspected to be herders, had attacked villages across three local government areas, killing at least 100 persons.TheCable visited the affected villages and discovered that residents have all fled the area.Juni Bala, SEMA director, search and rescue, said there are [...]

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    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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