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‘IDPs have resorted to prostitution, stealing, drug abuse to survive’

By Emman Ovuakporie and Johnbosco Agbakwuru

To cushion economic hardships, Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs,camped in some northern states, have resorted to prostitution, drug abuse and stealing, a northern group has said.

North East Youth Peace, Development and Empowerment Initiatives disclosed this when it visited the House of Representatives Committee on IDPs in Abuja, yesterday.

National President of the group, Alhaji Kyari Idris Abubakar, told the Rep Muhammed Sani Zoro-led Committee that the purpose of the visit was to highlight the experiences of members of the group in alliance with the United Nations Development Programme had when they visited some IDP camps.

Alhaji Abubakar said that the problems faced by the IDPs included lack of food, medications, potable water and sanitary wares for women.


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