Nigeria: Borno IDPs Protest Non-Availability Of Foodstuff

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Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons have protested over non-availability and delay of foodstuff to Banki camp in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state.

The rampaging angry IDPs pelted some of the humanitarian workers and pulled down an UN office.

Banki is a border town with Cameroon, and 138 kilometres east of Maiduguri, the state capital.

The CARE International Acting Safety Security Manager, LassinaTraore, disclosed this in Maiduguri.

He said during the food distribution, cooking oil is not included in the ration, stating that this triggered the massive protest in camp.

Traore said in averting further protests, government forces deployed to camp, however, stopped the demonstration and disperse and arrested some IDPs.

According to him, the food items are loaded back to the warehouse, to prevent looting in camp.

On genesis of protests, he said the protest is due to delay and incomplete ration of expected food items for the month of October.

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