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Shettima seeks deployment of detectives to IDP camps


Governor Kashim Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has solicited the deployment of female and male undercover detectives to all Internally-Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

He is, therefore, planning to write letters to the Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) requesting for such personnel.

Shettima stated this yesterday in Maiduguri during a courtesy call by a delegation from the National University Commission (NUC). The team visited Government House over the proposed Borno State University.

He said the deployment of undercover agents would be a permanent measure in addition to the urgent need for investigation of a report by the Human Rights Watch some days ago which said some female IDPs had alleged they were sexually harassed by some security officials to the extent of getting them pregnant.

He said, among others: “Today, as Governor of Borno State, there is no issue that gives me headache like the unfortunate bye-products of IDP camps. Our citizens were violently sent out of their houses and communities. It is their fundamental rights to be provided alternative accommodation with food and healthcare. Sadly, and very sadly indeed, the IDP camps have become avenues that horrible stories of sexual slavery, prostitution rings, drug peddling and other social vices are emanating from.”

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