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NEMA Reacts To IDP Protest In Maiduguri, Say Food Is Not A Problem



NEMA Addresses Protest In Maiduguri IDP Camp

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has explained what caused the huge protest by internally displaced persons in Teachers Village Camp in Maiduguri.

The agency refuted claims that the protest was caused by hunger or lack of food supplies.

Recall Naija News on Tuesday, reported that the IDPs who are majorly women and children from Kukawa and Guzamala local government areas of the state took to the streets of Maiduguri to protest the poor welfare system in their camps.

The protesters who spilled onto Mala Kachala bypass and Bukumkutu Roundabout, where they were accosted by Police officers who tear-gassed them.

According to NEMA, some people outside the camp attempted to interrupt the profiling of the IDPs by Red Cross officials, which then resulted in commotion and riot.

However, NEMA spokesman, Sani Datti explained that the situation has been brought under control.

The Teachers Village Camp is one of the largest IDP camps in the country, with 20,000 persons, including most of those recently displaced from Baga in Borno state.

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