Hungry and traumatised, IDPs go on rampage in Maiduguri, block highway


Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons have left their camps and have taken to the streets to protest against hunger and thirst in their respective camps.

Mostly women and children, the visibly angry IDPs barricaded the city’s main entry point, causing a gridlock along the Kano Maiduguri highway.

Security operatives seemed helpless as the IDPs refused to leave the highway.

“We are not fighting but fighting for our survival. The foods are not being supplied, there is no water. No medication for our sick kids; we want food or they should send back to our villages,” said an IDP who identified herself as Aisa from Marte.

“They don’t allow us to go out to beg. We are kept like prisoner without food….”, she said.

No government official has addressed the protesters yet.

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  • Debekeme

    There is NO MONEY that Government officials will not steal!!!

    They all call themselves; pastors, elders,Alhajis, imams etc.

    All thieves. These are the Govt officials you see in front row in Churches and Mosques.

    • Dazmillion

      This country sickens me. you are right, they will be the ones at the front row of religious houses, with the pastors and imams praising them, asking God to bless them.

      • George

        Any country that voted for Buhari type is dead

  • Dazmillion

    There is massive corruption going on at this IDP camps. This government has been paying lip service to this problem, even as billions have been spent monthly. Buhari promised to look into the issues when he heard children were dying of hunger at the camp, but he has since gone back to sleep.

  • grand maze

    Buhari ordinary feeding of IDPs you cannot do even though they are part of your primary constituency – the north. As you are failing in this very simple task, I wonder if anyone can still doubt your incompetence. These are the real issues of governance and not sending soldiers here and there to destroy kill. How can anyone sincerely expect buhari to know how to handle Nigeria complex economy having failed at this simple task. Somebody wake that man sleeping.

  • Otile

    Divine Justice is catching up with these wicked sadists who slaughtered my people in the 60s and 70s. God is great.

  • Alhaji

    Their people created Boko Haram to kill Southern Christians, now they are enjoying allah and Mohammed.



  • JasV

    There is no doubt this people are unfortunately being used by some extraneous forces. If you were this good at demanding for your rights, no bokoharam bastard would have been able to make a slave of you and your men in the first place.

  • Razorblade Abefele

    The government cannot co-ordinate the feeding of IDP’s?, so what exactly is the government good at.

  • Castro

    When pan handling culture meets refugee status and free food, it is bound to culminate in disaster and hunger at the long run. These people could have been resettled more easily in other parts of northern Nigeria with agricultural grants from the government.

  • George

    Buhari the Bingo gave the cuntom DG order to be seizing rice from the WEST in the name of ban import and direct them to

  • favourtalk

    We should bless God that the president too the right decision to bring those responsible down, how can they still be stealing what is meant for the displaced people