• Health minister responds to Oby Ezekwesili’s tweets over sick elderly IDP woman

    Health minister responds to Oby Ezekwesili’s tweets over sick elderly IDP woman

    Yesterday twitter user, @ibrahimu14, called on the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, to help an elderly Internally Displaced Woman who appears to be a cancer patient.

    Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, took it up and urged the Minister to act promptly which he

  • Senator Ben Bruce adopts orphan from IDP camp, calls other privileged Nigerians to follow suit

    Senator Ben Bruce adopts orphan from IDP camp, calls other privileged Nigerians to follow suit

    Senator, Ben Murray Bruce on Friday adopted a girl from internally Displaced People’s Camp in Dalori, Borno State.

    It was gathered that the Bayelsa State senator adopted an orphaned girl from IDP camp in Borno state during the visit of the ad hoc committee on North East Humanitarian Crisis (NEHC).

    The common sense senator further said he loved little ones and that they made his day. He called on other Nigerians to follow the same suit.

    Sen Bruce in his tweet said

    “I am […]

  • Aisha Buhari says women and children in IDP camps are vulnerable, need urgent attention

    Aisha Buhari says women and children in IDP camps are vulnerable, need urgent attention

    Aisha Buhari, wife of the President,  has urged leaders of the Lake Chad Basin member-countries to redouble their efforts toward addressing the alleviating the suffering of the refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the region.

    Mrs Buhari said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the Director of Media in the Office of the Wife of the President, Alhaji Yusuf Nadabo.

    The statement said that Buhari made the appeal while speaking at a meeting with President Mahamadou Yousufu of […]

  • Another suicide bomber killed at Borno IDP camp

    Another suicide bomber killed at Borno IDP camp

    Nigerian security operatives have intercepted another suicide bomber who attempted to penetrate a Transit Camp of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) along Muna Garage.

    While suspecting the ulterior motive of the suicide bomber with his strange behaviour, the security operatives attempted to accustom him.

    But in his attempt to detonate the explosive device, he was gunned down by the officials

    PRNigeria gathered that the Transit camp is used to check and screen potential displaced people before being allowed into any of the IDP camps […]

  • No excuse for rape, corruption in IDP camps – Saraki

    No excuse for rape, corruption in IDP camps – Saraki

    According to reports, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said increasing social injustices like rape, diversion of food items and other corruption related cases within the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps are inexcusable.

    A statement by the Special Assistant to the Senate President on Print Media, Chuks Okocha, quoted Saraki as saying this when a delegation of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees led by Mrs. Angele Dikongue-Atangana visited him at the National Assembly, Abuja, on Tuesday.

    He also […]

  • Boko Haram: HIV ravages IDP camp

    Boko Haram: HIV ravages IDP camp

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has alleged, in a report released yesterday, that 500 women and girls have the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) in one Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the North East.

    The group cited an unnamed medical worker in its report, who alleged that those infected with HIV in one IDP rose from 200 to 500, with more cases unreported, over fear of stigmatisation.

    “A medical health worker in one of the camps, which has 10, 000 residents said the […]

  • How female suicide bombers attack IDP camp, NNPC station in Maiduguri

    How female suicide bombers attack IDP camp, NNPC station in Maiduguri

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Police on Saturday confirmed that nine persons were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

    The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Damien Chukwu, told journalists that the first incident occurred at the entrance to Bakassi Camp, a camp for Internally Displaced Persons, after the early morning Islamic prayer.

    According to Chukwu, a female suicide bomber mingled with a group of people returning from the mosque at a few minutes to seven […]

  • NSCDC arrests man for allegedly raping IDP in Borno

    NSCDC arrests man for allegedly raping IDP in Borno

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Borno on Thursday said that it had arrested a 40-year-old man for allegedly raping an Internally Displaced Person (IDP).

    Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim, NSCDC Commandant in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that the 13-year-old victim from Chibok, was staying with her aunt at the Colori Camp.

    Ibrahim said that the suspect was arrested in Dala area of the state capital.

    He said that the suspect lured the victim with […]

  • Adorable 6-month-old baby who just recovered from malnutrition at IDP camp in Maiduguri (photos)

    Adorable 6-month-old baby who just recovered from malnutrition at IDP camp in Maiduguri (photos)

    Six month-old Falmata and her mother are both recovering from malnutrition after fleeing their village near Bama, Borno State.

    The adorable tot is still receiving therapeutic food at the UNICEF supported health centre at a camp for the displaced in Maiduguri. Falmata is pictured smiling as she is being

  • Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi visits IDP camp in Abuja

    Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi visits IDP camp in Abuja

    Wife of Ooni of Ife, Olori Wuraola Zainab Ogunwunsi was at the Internally Displaced Peoples Camp in Abuja

  • Over 1,200 die of starvation and illness at Bama IDP camp

    Over 1,200 die of starvation and illness at Bama IDP camp

    More than 1,200 people have died of starvation and illness at an aid camp in north-east Nigeria that houses people fleeing the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières.

    MSF said on Thursday that its team found 24,000 people, including 15,000 children, sheltering in the camp located on a hospital compound during a visit to Bama last month – its first trip there since the city was wrested from Boko Haram’s control in March 2015.

    Bama […]