IDP camp in Maiduguri boils over lack of food

We have resettled 145,000 IDPs in 3 states— Army

There was chaos in Kukawa and Guzamala local government areas of Borno State as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) took to the streets to protest lack of food.

Women and little children were from Kukawa and Guzamala local government areas of the state, led the protest from Teachers’ Village IDP Camp to Mala Kachala bypass up to Bukumkutu Roundabout, before they were interrupted by teargas fires by policemen.

One of the displaced persons simply identified as Fatimah explained that they had spent two weeks without food at Teachers Village IDP camp.

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“We are hungry; our children are seriously hungry,” she said. “Thirty persons share a bag of rice. We are in need of foodstuffs; please tell then to bring for us.”

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