Borno: IDPs Protest Starvation, Looting, Lack Of Food From Government

Bama(Borno) – Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bama, Borno, on Tuesday complained about the quantity of food supplied to them in their camp by the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).

The displaced persons voiced out their grievances when members of the House of Representatives Committee on the IDPs visited the camp.

A spokesman of the IDPs, Mallam Bukar Kolo, told the legislators that the IDPs were faced with acute food shortages at the camp. “We were happy when the camp management abolished the centralised cooking system last week due to our complaints.

“But the introduction of household cooking has not solved the problem,” Kolo said. He accused the SEMA officials of supplying inadequate food items to households under the new system.

“I have a family of 30 dependents but they gave me a 10 kg bag of semovita, a 50 kg bag of rice and some few items.

“These food items are expected to last three weeks, before another supply, but we have already exhausted the supply,”

Kolo said. He added: “This arrangement cannot work because the food supply is grossly inadequate.

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