The Presidential Logistics Committee on Distribution of relief items to Internally Displaced Persons have arrived Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The committee came bearing 50 truckloads of food and none food items offloaded in the Bakassi makeshift camp, home to 17,000 displaced people from Monguno and Gwoza local governments of Borno State.

 

The beneficiaries, recently evacuated from a public school to the Bakassi camp had protested their continued stay in makeshift camps in Maiduguri.

 

Speaking with a Channels reporter, one of the IDPs said, “We have been feeding on the same kind of our local food twice daily unless we are lucky to have rice. The changing weather has also made many of us sick, and we do not have health facilities. We appreciate all that’s been done for us but we still plead with the government to help us and do more.”