Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tag "IDPs"

    Cameroon repatriates 517 Nigerians

Cameroon repatriates 517 Nigerians

Cameroon has forcibly repatriated more than 500 Nigerians who had fled into the country due to the Boko Haram insurgency, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).A total of 517 Nigerians were sent back to their home country, including 313 who had applied for asylum, according to a UNHCR statement.UNHCR Cameroon tweeted that it was “very concerned by these repatriations [...]

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    Two children die in fire outbreak at Borno IDP camp

Two children die in fire outbreak at Borno IDP camp

Two children have died in an outbreak of fire at an internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Jere local government area of Borno state.The camp is located few kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.According to witnesses, the flame spread quickly because the tents were erected with dried stalk - a highly combustible material.At least 400 families reportedly lost their homes [...]

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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

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 [...]

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    Eligible IDPs can apply for army recruitment, says Buratai

Eligible IDPs can apply for army recruitment, says Buratai

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the Boko Haram insurgency can join the army, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has said.He made this known on Tuesday during the presentation of food and school items to Praxis Catholic e-School, now known as Hajia Aisha Buhari Special School for IDPs and Vulnerable Children, Abuja.Buratai was represented by Peter Bojie, a major-general [...]

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    UNDERCOVER: In Borno, children are dying at IDP camps, foodstuffs are ‘disappearing’ at SEMA store

UNDERCOVER: In Borno, children are dying at IDP camps, foodstuffs are ‘disappearing’ at SEMA store

In October 2016, the senate began probing the alleged diversion of funds and relief materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno state. After disguising as a relief-aid donor — for eight straight days in November — in order to penetrate an IDP camp and the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), ‘Fisayo Soyombo, editor of TheCable, presents a [...]

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There’ll be no IDP camp in Adamawa by Jan, says dep gov

The Adamawa state government says it will close all internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state in January 2017.Martins Babale, deputy governor of the state, made this known while briefing journalists in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday.Babale said the administration was not happy with the continuous existence of IDPs in camps across the state.“We will take steps, including [...]

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    3 soldiers, 2 policemen arrested over ‘sexual exploitation’ of IDPs

3 soldiers, 2 policemen arrested over ‘sexual exploitation’ of IDPs

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has revealed that some security personnel have been arrested for allegedly abusing internally displaced persons (IDPs).Addressing reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, Idris said two policemen, three soldiers, one prison official, an air force officer, a staff of Borno ministry for agriculture and two members of the Civilian JTF, were among those arrested.The Human Rights Watch [...]

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512 fresh cases of HIV recorded in Borno IDP camps

Barkindo Saidu, executive secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BOSACA), says 512 new cases of HIV infections have been recorded in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state.He revealed this while briefing journalists in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Sunday.Saidu said the cases were recorded after voluntary screening in the camps.He pointed out that two out of [...]

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    Ndume: We will never allow something like Boko Haram to happen again

Ndume: We will never allow something like Boko Haram to happen again

Ali Ndume, majority leader of the senate, says people from Boko Haram-affected areas have learned an unforgettable lesson, realised their mistakes and will never allowed such to happen again.Speaking with NAN in Yola on Saturday, Ndume said that affected communities who were forced to leave their villages and towns were now anxious to return home and were ready to fight back.Ndume was [...]

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    We’re learning the hard way, says Buhari

We’re learning the hard way, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said Nigeria made a mistake by abandoning agriculture but the country is learning the hard way.According to Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Buhari said the problem of oil production in the country and in global markets had made agriculture imperative.Buhari reportedly said this when he met with Sharif [...]

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    Sani: FG has released billions yet IDP camps are in terrible shape

Sani: FG has released billions yet IDP camps are in terrible shape

Shehu Sani, the All progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker representing Kaduna central at the senate, has lamented the "terrible state" of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Borno state despite the federal government's release of billions of naira to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the insurgency-ravaged state. Sani, who is also chairman of the senate ad hoc committee on humanitarian crisis in [...]

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    Shettima: From May, there’ll be no IDP camp in Borno… they are becoming a huge problem

Shettima: From May, there’ll be no IDP camp in Borno… they are becoming a huge problem

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, says all internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state would be closed down by May 29, 2017.Shettima disclosed this to NAN on Friday, revealing that the state has nearly two million displaced persons.He said the government had placed priority on the reconstruction of communities destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in order to facilitate [...]

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    Jibrin: I have rejected Dogara’s Peugeot gift, my colleagues should do the same

Jibrin: I have rejected Dogara’s Peugeot gift, my colleagues should do the same

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, has faulted the decision to buy 360 Peugeot cars for lawmakers.In a statement issued on Saturday, Jibrin said he had dedcided to reject the car, calling on his colleagues to do the same.He said the money used in buying the cars should have been spent on internally displaced persons (IDPs) or [...]

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    Suicide bomber ‘gunned down’ at Borno IDP camp

Suicide bomber ‘gunned down’ at Borno IDP camp

Security operatives in Borno state killed a suicide bomber, who attempted to penetrate a transit camp of internally displaced persons on Saturday.According to PRNigeria, the strange behaviour of the attacker drew the attention of the security personnel a the camp located in Muna garage in Maiduguri, the state capital.He was said to have been shot before he could detonate the [...]

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    No one can force Benue to cede land for grazing, says Ortom

No one can force Benue to cede land for grazing, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says his administration will not concede any part of its land for the establishment of grazing reserve for herdsmen.  Ortom made this known during the handing-over and inauguration of a shelter project for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Guma local government area of the state.The 100 bungalows project was initiated by United Nations High [...]

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    Atiku: I would have smashed Boko Haram if I were president

Atiku: I would have smashed Boko Haram if I were president

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says if he were the president of the country, Boko Haram insurgents would not have held sway.Abubakar said this at the American University of Nigeria (AUN) while distributing relief materials to over 50,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs).“If you recalled,while we are in office in 2002, such a small uprising, very similar to this Boko Haram, reared [...]

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