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121 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram return from Cameroon

The National Management Emergency Agency, NEMA, on Sunday said it had evacuated 121 displaced Nigerians from Cameroon. The Information Officer, NEMA North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said in a statement that the displaced persons were evacuated to Maiduguri. Mr. Ibrahim said that the displaced persons fled their homes in the wake of…

Injured people are comforted at the site after a bombing attack of an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria January 17, 2017. MSF/Handout via Reuters

Why Nigerian military bombed Rann IDP camp killing scores – Defence headquarters

The Defence Headquarters has said that “lack of appropriate marking’’ caused the air strike by the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, on an Internally Displaced Persons camp in Rann, a remote village in Borno state. The Rann IDP camp is located in Kala-balge Local Government Area. The camp caters for thousands…

FILE PHOTO: QUEUE OF VOTERS AT AN INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPs) CAMP DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN MAIDUGURI ON SATURDAY (28/3/15).

Boko Haram: 73,000 PVCs unclaimed in Borno INEC office

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday said over 73,000 permanent voters cards have not been claimed by their owners since 2015, in Borno, a state ravaged by insurgency. INEC said most of the owners of the unclaimed PVCs were either displaced by Boko Haram insurgency or may have been…

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UNHCR to stop providing refugees in Nigeria with financial support

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, on Wednesday said that it would not continue to provide refugees in Nigeria with financial assistance. UNHCR’s new Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Antonio Canhandula, made the assertion in Lagos while interacting with some refugees from Chad, Sudan, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire and…

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Boko Haram: Cameroon repatriates 887 Nigerian refugees

About 887 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon on Tuesday arrived in Banki, Borno State following a request from the Cameroonian government to Nigeria to facilitate their return. Hanson Tamfu, the External Relations Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Nigeria, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.…

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Tuface pledges 60% of song’s proceeds to refugees, IDPs

Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, aka Tuface, has pledged 60 per cent of the proceeds from his yet-to-be released song to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Nigeria, to assist refugees and internally displaced persons. The song would be launched in commemoration of the World Refugees Day on June 20.…

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, in Maiduguri today to kick off the special Relief Intervention Plan involving New Food Distribution Plan for IDPs in the North-East. 8th June 2017. Photo by NOVO ISIORO

PHOTO NEWS: Acting President Yemi Osinbajo visits Maiduguri

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Nigeria’s $1.5 billion humanitarian response plan 28 per cent funded – UN

The $1.5 billion humanitarian response plan for Nigeria for 2017 is 28 per cent funded, five months into the year, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has said. Mr. Kallon, who is also the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, made the update available to the UN, according to…

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Ramadan: Yobe govt. distributes food donated to Boko Haram victims

The government of Yobe State on Friday began the distribution of food to residents in the 17 local government areas of the state as the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan starts Saturday. Several trucks transported grains on Friday to local government areas. The handout was shared from the reserve of…

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NEMA to receive 270 returning refugees from Cameroon

About 270 Nigerian refugees who are on forced return from Cameroon, are to be received by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Yola, officials said. Since the Cameroonian government's backtracking on a tripartite agreement signed early this year which sought to facilitate voluntary return of Nigerian refugees when conditions…

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800,000 IDPs benefit from UNDP cash transfer in North-East – Official

About 800,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the North-East have benefited from the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, cash transfer, Joerg Kuehnel, the Regional Coordinator has said. Mr. Kuehnel told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Maiduguri that the beneficiaries were carefully selected for the programme. “We have…

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30,000 Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram return from Cameroon

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says 30,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, who fled the state at the peak of the Boko Haram insurgency have returned home. Abdullahi Umar, the spokesperson of the agency, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Wednesday that the figure was part of…

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Boko Haram attacks Borno communities, kidnaps 10 – Official

Suspected Boko Haram members attacked communities in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State kidnapping 10 people, an official has said. Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Borno, said the terrorists invaded Konduga and abducted four women and six youths. Mr. Abdullahi…

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50, 000 malnourished children need urgent care in Borno – UNICEF

The United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, said on Wednesday at least 50,000 malnourished children are in dire need of food and medical care in Borno State. The international aid agency said it would be scaling up its intervention for malnourished children in the state. UNICEF said it is presently caring…

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SHOCKING REVELATION: 100,000 killed, two million displaced by Boko Haram insurgency, Borno Governor says

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state on Monday released the grim statistics of deaths and material losses suffered by the state due to the Boko Haram insurgency. Mr. Shettima gave the data at the annual Murtala Mohammed memorial lecture held at the Shehu Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. The governor, who…

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Consultants caution against mass sack of resident doctors

The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, on Sunday said mass sack of striking resident doctors could result in unpalatable consequences for the country. The association said this in a communiqué jointly signed by the MDCAN National President, Balarabe Sani-Gwarzo, and National Secretary, Abdulkadir Rafindadi and made available…

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Rann bombing: Air Force sets up probe panel

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Thursday said it has set up a board to investigate Tuesday's bombing of an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Rann, a remote village of Borno state by one of its fighter jets. Spokesman of the Nigeria Airforce Force, Ayodele Famuyiwa, a group captain, disclosed…

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Councillor, four others arrested for allegedly diverting 300 bags of rice meant for IDPs

A Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State, Umar Ibrahim, and four others have been arrested by the Maiduguri office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for the alleged diversion of 300 bags of rice. The rice was donated by Danish Refugee Council,…

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IDP Camp Bombing: UN, Red Cross, UNICEF, others react

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have asked the Nigerian government to ensure the unfortunate incident of Tuesday where dozens of civilians were killed by a military bomb does not reoccur. In a statement on Wednesday, the UN also called on the Nigerian government…

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Officials who stole food meant for IDPs must be prosecuted – Governor Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno on Wednesday called for prosecution of persons who allegedly diverted 50 bags of rice meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. Mr. Shettima gave the directive in a statement by his spokesperson, Isa Gusau, in Maiduguri. The directive followed report that hundreds of…

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Borno still has 32 IDP camps despite return of some displaced persons – NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Borno remained 32 in spite of recent return of some persons to liberated communities. The North-East Coordinator of the agency, Muhammad Kanar, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in…

FILE PHOTO: A woman and her child in an IDP camp in Gombe. Children, especially those without parents are targeted.

Suicide attacks: NEMA urges Borno residents, IDPs to be more vigilant

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Sunday advised Borno residents, especially the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, to be more vigilant, following increased suicide attacks targeted at the displaced persons in Maiduguri. Muhammad Kanar, the North East Coordinator of the agency, gave the advice in an interview with the News…

FILE PHOTO: A cross-section of internally displaced persons

Suicide bomber shot dead before entering IDP camp

A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber was shot dead by soldiers in Maiduguri after he was spotted trying to creep into the same IDP camp that nearly came under attack by a female suicide bomber who killed herself and five others on Saturday morning, officials said. The suicide bomber was…

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Borno IDPs returning home suffer landmine explosion

A truck conveying internally displaced persons, IDPs, ran into a landmine planted on an highway causing an explosion which injured some of the passengers, officials said. The displaced persons were being conveyed from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, back to Gamboru-Ngala, a border community about 145km away. The community is…

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Chibok Girls: Buhari gives condition for continued negotiation with Boko Haram

The Nigerian government will only continue negotiations with the Boko Haram if "they agree to involve international agencies like ICRC (Red Cross)," President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The Nigerian leader, who met with the President of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, thanked the international agency for its role in the…