KDSG relocation of IDPs, NYC, NGOs kick…accuses El-rufai of unfulfilled promises
By; MUHAMMED IBRAHIM & SOLA OJO, Kaduna
Following the propose relocation of 313 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camping at NDA Kaduna on Wednesday 4th November, 2015 by Kaduna State Government, Northern Youth Council (NYC) and other Civil Society Organisations today vowed to resist any attempt in that direction without adequate preparation.
The group of youth also bemoaned the State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, over his unfulfilled feeding and other basic necessities promise he made to the affected persons when he visited them recently after the leaked alleged ill-prepared arrangement to relocate them from Kaduna.
Briefing Journalists in Kaduna on Monday, Abdulsalam Muhammed and Yahaya Salisu, the NYC Vice President and Publicity Secretary respectively, said the IDPs should remain where they are pending when they will be thoroughly rehabilitated before being integrated back into the society.
“We the undersigned demand from government as a matter of urgency, to stop all movements of all IDPs from all camps especially that of Kaduna which is scheduled for the 4th November until all relevant stakeholders seat and properly plan a more comprehensive, safe and sustainable exit for them.
“That the government and other relevant stakeholders make immediate and adequate arrangement to feed and support all camps around the country that will sustain them until they are properly de-radicalised and prepared to go back to their respective communities.
“That each and every case of IDPs must be classified and dealt with on its nature and merit as we believe there are a few that may be ready to go home so the need for individual arrangement is necessary.
“We demand the leadership of NEMA under Alhaji Muhammed Sani-Sidi to give us account of how he has managed resources meant for IDPs as all the IDPs camps across the country are nothing to write home about”, they stressed.
The IDPs in the NDA camp are all women and children whose ages range between 6 months to 80 years, believed to be all former captives of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents including a 14-year-old girl who refused to detonate explosives in Kano.