Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from various camps in Maiduguri are presently protesting on the streets over hunger and thirst.
The IDPs who are in their hundreds barricaded the city’s main entry point, causing a gridlock along the Kano Maiduguri highway.
One of the IDPs who identified herself as Aisha from Marte said, “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 us back to our villages.”
“They don’t allow us to go out to beg. We are kept like prisoner without food…,” she said.
As at the time of filing this report, no government official has addressed the protesters yet.