Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State have so far been registered at two separate camps of Kuta and Bosso
Thousands of IDPs registered in Niger
From Isa Dangana, Minna
The IDPs, comprising of men, women, youths and children, have for the last three months been trooping to various camps for safety due to incessant attacks by bandits in their areas.
Director, Social Development Shiroro Local Government Area, Musa Abdullahi Kuta told reporters at Dr. Idris Ibrahim Primary School Kuta venue of one of the IDP camps that at the moment they have registered 1,133 persons currently taking refuge.
According to him, in the last two days, over 200 IDPs have been registered due to increasing number of attacks on daily basis, killing many people as well as abduction of several others for ransom.
Investigation by our correspondent revealed that the IDPs are sharing just few toilets with total negligence of social distancing order of the state government to prevent the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
At the Bosso Primary School Centre, Desk Officer in charge of Disaster, Usman Jagaba said a total of 1,930 people from Shiroro Local Government Area have been registered.
Most of the affected persons interviewed by The Triumph at the camps called for provision of additional toilets facility deployment of more security personnel to bring an end for such attacks to enable them return home.
All efforts to contact the chairman of Shiroro Local Government Council, Alhaji Chukuba for comment on plight of displaced persons failed as he was currently leaving in Minna.