Nigeria - Borno Govt Exposes People Faking Displacement

Borno State government has uncovered at least 550 fake Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), after conducting a headcount at Mohammed Goni College of Islamic Legal Studies camp in Maiduguri. This was a part of the move to put a stop to rampant cases of dubious residents pretending to be displaced. Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has sealed the entrance to the camp for a supervised headcount to prevent those pretending to be IDPs, claiming food rations meant for displaced persons. At least 3 million people have been displaced by Boko Haram militants. In 2020, Zulum formed two committees to ensure the return of internally displaced persons to other liberated local government areas of the state. The governor said the resettlement drive is aimed at helping citizens pick up the pieces of their lives and move on, after many years of displacement. 

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Women and children collect water in Mafa IDP camp, Borno state, north-east Nigeria.

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