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Borno IDPs protest neglect, hunger

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AHMED MARI, Maiduguri

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Teachers Village IDP camp in their hundreds on Tuesday took to the streets protesting non feeling and starvation .

Thé IDPs, who were mostly from Baga, Kukawa and Monguno, took to the street leading to Camp blocking thé major Maiduguri-Kano road and destroying Bulukutu roundabout, billboards and posters théy came across.

The situation led to traffic jam along the ever busy Maiduguri – Kano road resulting in untold hardship on motorists and passers-by.

It took the frantic and quick intervention of thé of mobile policemen who brought the situation under control by sending them back to the camp. One of the IDPs from Kukawa. N’alla Ibrahim Bulta, said: “We took to the streets to bring to the notice of government and other humanitarian organisations to come to our aid before we die in starvation. ”

“It is now over 40 days in the camp with single food from government . Instead of paying attention to us, they are busy campaigning. That was why wE were destroying their posters and bill boards”, he added .

Another IDP from Baba, Usman Abor, said: “We were busy trying to pick up our lives when the Boko Haram sent us out of our homes.

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