63 trucks of rice, beans meant for Borno IDPs diverted by contractor

63 trucks of rice, beans meant for Borno IDPs diverted by contractor

The National Assembly member representing Borno South senatorial district of Borno State, senator Mohammed Ndume, has dropped a bombshell over a disgraceful situation in the affairs of Internally Displaced Persons in the state. Reportedly, food items meant for IDPs have been diverted by a company whose job is to supply the items, Ndume said.

His words:

“It is an unfortunate incident; the contractor only delivered 53 trucks out of the 113 allocated to Borno State.

“We cannot proceed with the distribution. I have to go back and inform the President of this ugly development.”

The senator also added that some of the IDPs have refused to go home:

“I have told them (IDPs) in clear terms that time is ripe for them to go back home; there is no point remaining in the camp after three years.

“Gwoza Local Government Area, where I hail from, in particular, is now safe and secured. Over 10,000 residents are now living safely in Gwoza and there is no cause for alarm.

“It is very regretful that less than 3,000 Gwoza IDPs now in Maiduguri have refused to go back and resettle, despite all pleas to them.”