Maiduguri - Hundreds of aggrieved Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri have barricaded the city’s main entry point, causing a gridlock along the Kano Maiduguri highway.
The IDPs are protesting against hunger and thirst in their respective camps according to Premium Times.
“We are not fighting but fighting for our survival. The foods are not being supplied, there is no water. No medication for our sick kids; we want food or they should send back to our villages,” said an IDP who identified herself as Aisa from Marte.
“They don’t allow us to go out to beg. We are kept like prisoner without food….”, she said.
Security operatives have been deployed to the area to curtail any breakdown of law and order.
The protesters have however refused to shift ground as all accessible roads on the highway have been blocked.
- News 24