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Insecurity: 56,000 Bauchi IDPs seek rehabilitation



No fewer than 56,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from different Northern states, who are taking refuge in Bauchi State, have lamented neglect and are soliciting rehabilitation centres.

The Chairman of IDPs, Mr. Buba Musa Shehu, who led other 20 local council chairmen, yesterday, said despite intervention and support by President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had done little or nothing for them.


He said: “We are pleading with the Federal Government, Bauchi State Government and other non-governmental organisations, most especially NEMA). The agency has not been giving us any intervention. The President is trying by giving IDPs the necessary assistance.  We appreciate the North East Development Commission…”

He attributed the influx of IDPs in Bauchi to recent attack on Gaidam in Yobe State.

Buba said: “We are about 56,000 households across the 20 local councils of Bauchi. We are pleading with Bauchi State Government to give us places to stay with our families. I have been in Bauchi State since 2014, when I escaped from Boko Haram attacks in Maiduguri, Borno State. Like myself, other IDPs are living in different host communities.”


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