• Multiple weddings and childbirths in IDP camps

    Multiple weddings and childbirths in IDP camps

    No fewer than 22 marriage contracts were sealed and 81 babies delivered in the past 20 months at the Pompomari Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)camp in Damaturu in Yobe state.

    The Executive Secretary of Yobe Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Musa Jidawa , told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu on Saturday that the camp, established in March 2015 for IDPs from villages in Gujba Local Government Area displaced by insurgent.

    He said that 18 deaths were recorded during the period under […]

  • Boko Haram: 5000 people living with HIV/AIDS in IDP camps

    Boko Haram: 5000 people living with HIV/AIDS in IDP camps

    Mr. Hassan Mustapha, the Coordinator on HIV/AIDS in Borno, has said no fewer than 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in 27 camps in Borno are currently living with HIV/AIDS.

    Mustapha stated this during an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri on Thursday.

    He said that most of the patients were women who were rescued from captivity in Boko Haram camps.

    The coordinator, however, said that some of those affected were not effectively accessing antiretroviral therapy because of stigmatization.

    He lamented that many of them had […]

  • Sexual abuse: Police deploy 100 female personnel to Borno IDP camps

    Sexual abuse: Police deploy 100 female personnel to Borno IDP camps

    According to reports, the Borno Police Command said on Sunday that it had deployed 100 female policemen to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state following allegation of abuse of women by camp officials.

    The Human Rights Watch, a non-governmental organization, had alleged mass abuse of girls and women by camp officials in its latest report.

    Mr Damian Chukwu, the Commissioner of Police in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that his command was taking steps […]

  • Borno State First Lady hosts 200 children from IDP camps and orphanages to a Sallah party (photos)

    Borno State First Lady hosts 200 children from IDP camps and orphanages to a Sallah party (photos)

    The wife of the Borno state Governor, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima has organised a Sallah get-together for 200 children who are selected from various IDP camps and orphanages in the state.

    At the event which took place at the multi-purpose Hall of the Government House Maiduguri, Mrs Shettima charged the children to go to school and also to give due respect to their teachers and elders.

    She also urged them to be good Ambassadors of their families, communities and their state wherever […]

  • Senate to investigate food diversions in IDP camps – Saraki

    Senate to investigate food diversions in IDP camps – Saraki

    President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has vowed to use his position to investigate the severe hunger and nutrition crisis in the IDP camps in the North East.

    In a statement signed by his Special Adviser, Media and Public Affairs, Saraki said that Thursday’s peaceful demonstration by women from camps in Borno state had showed the severity of the situation in the camp.

    Saraki described the development as desperate and reiterated his calls for better coordination amongst government and international aid agencies.

    He […]