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Over 10,000 IDPs’ are living under hardships- Report

An new report has detailed findings by PR Nigeria that over 10,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, have been deprived of  social amenities and services.

in Chonoko, Kebbi State and Kagara, Niger State respectively.

The report, segmented into two parts on PR Nigeria’s findings and recommendations was disclosed by reporter, PR Nigeria, Muktar Madobi at a media parley on “Reports, Humanitarian Situations and Plights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)” held on Thursday in Abuja.

The report highlighted how relief items donated by Nigeria Emergency Management Agency, NEMA are stored away in warehouses owned by the state government instead of being shared among vulnerable groups.

Also  continuous attack by bandits in the community has hindered access to agricultural activities, farmers have to pay levy to bandits before going to their farms, pupils cannot attend over 127 schools in the area, lack social amenities such as portable water, food, shelter, medical centres have been forced to provide skeletal services.

The report noted that PR Nigeria visited Chonoko village, Danku/Wasagu Local Government Area, Kebbi State in April 2022 and Kagara Community, Rafi Local Government Area, Niger State in July 2022.

The report, however, proffered solutions on how these challenges can be mitigated.

“Government and security forces should sustain their efforts towards restoring peace and security to the affected communities

“The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) should look into the situation of these IDPs by providing them with relief materials.”, The report said. 

In his response, Spokesperson of NEMA, Manzo Ezekiel, explained that, “The agency has been giving supplies of relief items to IDPs in other parts of the country. Especially those affected by insecurity and other disasters. In  Kebbi state and Niger State for instance,we have been providing relief support there. They are locations that are within the same general areas.”

He noted that the director-General, Mustapha Habib, had a cause to go to Kagara to flag-off relief distribution; it is in Niger State and is under the responsibility of our office in Minna. I’m aware that a lot of relief materials approved by the agency have been delivered to the IDPs. 

While Chonoko is  our office in Sokoto, I’m also aware that the coordinator there has delivered relief material approved for people in that location.

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