Following the recent revelation that 7 trucks with supplies for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs were diverted by Borno officials, the EFCC has warned that it will clamp down on those bringing suffering to the IDPs.
EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu said, “We want to be sure that there is transparency, accountability and judicious use of the money allocated to Internally Displaced Persons in Maiduguri and elsewhere.
“What we are doing is gathering intelligence but the culprits behind the sufferings in the IDP camps will be invited sooner or later by the EFCC.
“I will bring in civil societies and women groups in Borno state in the fight against corruption and we will equally organise a workshop for them similar to the one we did for children in Abuja, so as to educate them on the ills of corruption.”
Nigeria’s displaced persons have been double victims over the years. Supplies meant for them have been often looted by state officials leaving them hungry and in near desperation. Borno governor Kashim Shettima has been accused of being implicated or at the very least complicit and ineffective or unconcerned about the chronic looting. Donations are reportedly rebranded with his image for political purposes in addition.