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In Yobe 3000 IDPs starving, exposed to disease – MURIC

MURIC raised the alarm via a statement released by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Monday, October 19, 2015.

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According to the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), about 3,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yobe State are “currently in serious danger.”

MURIC raised the alarm via a statement released by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Monday, October 19, 2015.

The statement reads:

“MURIC is constrained to raise the alarm on the frightening situation in Kuka Reta IDP camp in view of the dangers inherent in the exposure of IDPs to such inhuman conditions.”

“Apart from hunger, starvation, malnutrition and the likelihood of deaths, diseases such as cholera and diarrhea are likely to spread within the camp” read the statement.”

“MURIC is confounded by the enormity of the danger and hardship to which IDPs in Kuka Reta camp are exposed. We condemn this culpable negligence on the part of the authorities. We therefore call on the Yobe State Government, the state’s arm of the National Emergency Agency (NEMA) and all aids groups in the state to address the issue with military dispatch.”

More than 1.5 million people have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency which is currently raging in Nigeria’s North-East.

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