IDPs RESORT TO STREET BEGGING IN HADEJIA

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Dozens of the victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Hadejia, Jigawa, have resorted to street begging in order to survive, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. NAN reports that the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), including women and children, were seen roaming streets, offices and market places in the area begging for alms.

NAN checks showed that most of the IDPs were taking shelter in unoccupied stalls at Hadejia market due to lack of an approved camp in the area. Some of the IDPs, who hitherto took refuge in Hadejia, had however relocated to their homes due to improved security in Yobe and Borno. NAN also reports that though the population of the IPDs in Hadejia has decreased, their activities have continued to constitute public nuisance.

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