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Breaking: Borno IDPs remanded in prison over protest

Some Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, under the aegis of the Bama Initiative for Human Development (BIHD) and All Bama Youths Development Association (ABYD), have, Tuesday,  been remanded in prison custody after they protested the poor condition of their camp in Borno state on Sunday.

A magistrate court in Wulari, Maiduguri, Borno state, ordered their remand on Tuesday.

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Confirming the development to newsmen, the spokesman of the state police command, Victor Isuku, said “They have been charged to court and remanded in prison custody till next hearing.”

On Sunday, the IDPs under the aegis of the Bama Initiative for Human Development (BIHD) and All Bama Youths Development Association (ABYD), staged a protest over the poor condition in the camp.

According to him, the IDPs protested on Sunday that the state of their camp was poor. The IDPs equally demanded to return to their respective communities in Bama local government but were advised not to.

However, the Nigerian Police stormed the camp and arrested many of the protesting IDPs.

According to Isuku, “Some of them were later arrested and arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and disturbance of peace”.

“Twelve persons under the group Bama Initiative for Human Development and All Bama Youths Development Association were arrested for the offence of criminal conspiracy and inciting disturbances,” Isuku said in a statement.“They have been charged to court and remanded in prison custody till next hearing.”

 


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