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Sexual Abuse – Police Deploy 100 Female Personnel To Borno IDP Camps

Sexual Abuse – Police Deploy 100 Female Personnel To Borno IDP Camps

The Borno Police Command said on Sunday that it had deployed 100 female police personnel to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the state following allegation of abuse of women by camp officials. The Human Rights Watch, a non-governmental organization, had alleged abuse of girls and women by camp officials in its latest report. Damian […]

Buhari Orders Investigation Of HRW Report of Sexual Abuse Of IDPs

Buhari Orders Investigation Of HRW Report of Sexual Abuse Of IDPs

President Muhammadu Buhari is worried and shocked by the recently released Human Rights Watch (HRW) report which alleges sexual abuse and exploitation of women and girls in camps for those displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. The welfare of these most vulnerable of Nigerian citizens has been a priority of his government. Nigerians and the […]

Troops Rescue 11, 595 Hostages From Boko Haram Den

Troops Rescue 11, 595 Hostages From Boko Haram Den

THE Nigerian Army said yesterday that no fewer than 11, 595 civilians held at various enclaves by Boko Haram had been rescued. This came as troops intensified efforts to clear and mop up all insurgent activities in the North East. The army said the rescue operations were carried out within the past six weeks, noting […]

Government Sets Up Rehab Camp for Repentant Boko Haram Members

Government Sets Up Rehab Camp for Repentant Boko Haram Members

The Federal Government has established a rehabilitation camp for repentant Boko Haram members who either surrendered or were captured and have shown willingness not to go back to the group. A statement issued yesterday by the Director Defence Information (DDI) Brig-Gen Rabe Abubakar, said the decision is in line with “Government’s commitment to the war […]

Chibok girls – do we really care?

Chibok girls – do we really care?

The world united in a campaign to demand #BringBackOurGirls after the abduction of the Chibok school girls two years ago by the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram. But there has been next to nothing in the way of support to the women that have managed to escape the militants. They are now homeless, reduced to begging […]

Search for Development in Adamawa and the Trauma in the Lives of Its IDPs

Search for Development in Adamawa and the Trauma in the Lives of Its IDPs

My overwhelming feeling in Yola is the immense generosity of so many anonymous Nigerians helping, providing charity and rebuilding lives. We have had so many bad governments but thank God we have so many great and generous people. I spent the weekend in Yola, Adamawa State after a long absence from the zone. The occasion […]