The House of Representatives ad-hoc Committee on Internally Displaced Persons, led by its Chairman, Hon. IgariweyEnwo, on Friday, during a visit to some IDPs in Borno State, lamented the horrible living conditions in IDPs camps and host communities.
Boko Haram’s decade-long conflict has killed 27,000 people and displaced about two million from their homes in northeast Nigeria.
The violence has spread to nearby Niger, Chad and Cameroon, with the affected countries forming a regional military coalition to fight the group.
Boko Haram fighters have abducted huge numbers of women and children across the region. Speaking during the visit, Enwo disclosed that the National Assembly would adopt the ‘Kampala Convention’ to overcome challenges of living conditions in camps.
He added that the committee would also partner with relevant agencies in returning IDPs to their communities in Borno.