REVEALED: Why women have dumped IDP camps for Boko Haram’s Daula

A Maiduguri-based peacemaker Hajia Hamsatu Allamin has revealed that the Internally Displaced Persons Persons (IDPs) are migrating to a base that is predominantly dominated by a terrorist group Boko Haram.

Allamin, the winner of 2016 Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice’s Women Peacemakers, stated this in an exclusive interview with Opera News.

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According to her, deteriorating welfare and corruption in the IDPs made those who were displaced by the dreaded group to find other means of livelihood.

She said most of the migrants were women who were desperately hungry and needed better welfare.

“There is no improvement in the IDP camps; it is still the way it was from the early days of the insurgent, there is no expansion, even the international bodies that came to help did nothing to help the situation.

“That is the reason why some of these women are even transmitting to the Boko Haram Daula. They go there because they are hungry at the IDP camps,” she said.

Hajia Allamin who is known for her daring peacemaking in the dangerous Northeast zone stated, “the food given to the inhabitants of the IDP camps is far from what should be given to normal human beings.”

Speaking on corruption, which is one of the manifestos of Buhari, Hajia Allamin stated categorically that “Corruption has also crept into the running of the camps, some of the items and money donated to the inhabitants were reported stolen, stolen by who? It most likely is the people that are entrusted to manage the camps that stole the items.”

Recall that one of the associates of the president and former the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir Lawal was accused of inflating contracts and misappropriation of funds meant for Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East. The accusation cost him his job at Aso Rock.

A security personnel gestures at the Bakkasi camp for Internally Displaced People (IDP), after security was called in to control a protest rally held to demonstrate against what the IDPs said was a poor distribution of food rations, in Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria, August 29, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde?

Hajia Allamin who spoke on the plan of the Federal Government to return those affected by the activities of Boko Haram to their ancestral home said the Buhari-led government has a huge task ahead of him if he plans to win the war.

“The government said they want to return the inhabitants of the IDP camps to their communities, what communities? she asked.