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NGO tasks federal government on security in IDP camps during elections



The Centre for Community Health and Development (CHAD) International has urged the federal government to beef up security at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Adamawa state to enable them participate in the general elections.

Team leader in Adamawa, Paul Ekere, who visited the two official IDP camps and other displaced persons settlements in the state during his voters education tour yesterday, said that the security at the camps is not enough especially now that elections is coming.

Ekere said that government need to provide assistance to the displaced people that are not in camps, but are in settlements in Gulak, Shuwa, Madagali and other villages in the state to improve their livelihood.

He said that the main objectives of the tour is to complement government efforts in educating IDPs on the importance of their participation in the forthcoming general elections.

The team leader, who said that the mandate of his organization is to improve the quality of lives of women and children in rural areas, pointed out that potable water and other necessities of life like good shelter is a challenge to the displaced persons living in settlements.

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