Over 2,000 IDPs Have Returned Home-Nigerian Army

About 2,043 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have left the Bakassi Camp for their various  homes in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State, the Nigerian Army announced on Tuesday. IDPs comprising of 378 households were the first batch of people who willingly expressed desire to return to their communities and resume farming, fishing and other social cultural activities. The resettlement exercise according to a statement issued by the spokesman, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, was flagged on in Maiduguri, the state capital. Nwachukwu revealed that modalities for return of…

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We Celebrated Eid-el-Fitr Festival In Hunger-IDPs Lament

As Muslims in Nigeria joined their counterparts across the world to mark the Eid-el-Fitr festival, some Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) at Fariya camp in Maiduguri, Borno State have revealed how they marked the fasting period and subsequent festival in hunger. Bemoaning the poor condition of the camp housing them on Friday, leader of the camp, Malam Jiddah Ambari said, the IDPs in the camp celebrated Sallah with little joy. Meanwhile, a spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said that the camp in question is illegal and would never…

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Call for improved reporting of IDPs issues

A call has been made for improved media reportage of Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs ). The call was made at the end of a stakeholder’s consultative meeting organized by Journalists for Christ (JFC) International Outreach, Nigeria as part of the activities for the ‘Monitoring Media Reportage and Portrayal of IDPs in Africa’ project: A case study of media coverage of IDPs in Nigeria”. The monitoring project in three African countries, namely, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Kenya is supported by the World Association for Christian Communication…

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