Niger IDP camps gulp N3 billion

An IDP camp in Niger state

An IDP camp in Niger state


By Aminu Garko/Minna

Niger State Government has so far spent about N3 billion on the welfare of its Internally Displaced Persons IDP’S, since 2019 when terrorists began to disrupt the peace of the state.

Six camps are now being run in the state.

Alhaji Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the State Government, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) in Minna on Monday.

Matana said that the state government is maintaining thousands
displaced in local government areas such as Shiroro, Rafi, Bosso,Munya, Paikoro,Mariga, Kontagora,Mashegu,Wushishi,Rijau, Burgu ,Lapai and Lavun.

” We have 14,994 women ,4,992 men, 30,584 children.

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” There are 4,466 pregnant among the women, 5,811 breastfeeding, 1,370 with health challenges and 722 aged persons across the existing camps “,he said.

The SSG explained that Rafi Local Government Area has a total of 28,987 displaced people leaving in camps.

He said 4,124 were women, 1,089 men and 8,774 children.

According to him, of the 4,124 women in camp, 1,206 are pregnant, 1615 are lactating mothers, ,391 suffering from various illnesses and 238 aged persons.

We have 27,678 in Shiroro Local Government, broken down as 13,790 women,3,570 men,9,245 children

” We have many people from the areas that are living in a rented apartments as IDP’S that were spread across the state and beyond, he said.