Borno Govt To Close Camps, Construct Homes For IDPs

Ariel View of an IDP Camp in Borno State.

Borno State government has proposed the official shutdown of all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state, by May this year.

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State speaking on Thursday promised that the displaced persons who are willing to return to their homes would be guaranteed safety and support by the state government and humanitarian partners.

The building project which is reported to be handled by indigenous engineers includes mega schools being built for the displaced, orphaned children. The construction spread across the Local Governments with some completed and others in various stages of completion.

Women and children at an IDP camp in Borno State.

“We have to make provisions for education of these orphans. Now it is not possible for us to build those mega schools in the villages because security is still a little bit tenuous.

“But most importantly, in all the local government headquarters, we will build the mega schools. So that children orphaned by the crisis in those communities can be kept in school for proper education,” Shettima said.

Most of the IDPs are children who have become orphans after watching gruesome killings of their parents by Boko Haram insurgents.

The announcement on closure of IDP camps in Borno State was made before a Thursday night attack on an IDP camp. The attack occurred when Boko Haram terrorists struck at the IDP camp in Rann, Borno State, killing at least three aid workers. Many of the IDPs were injured in the attack.

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