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Presidency ejects IDPs from Benin camp to Kano, Jigawa. Kids protest

By News Express on 10/08/2015

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Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who have found shelter and education at the Christian home for the needy managed by the International Christian Centre in Edo State have been forcibly ejected and moved up North, a report from the area said.

“The Christian children are about 900 and the order for their forceful relocation came from the Presidency,” Head of the home, Pastor Solomon A. Folorunsho, said last night in an SOS.

According to him, “On Saturday, the DSS, Police, Civil Defense numbering more than 75 armed came with 38 buses, saying its order from Presidency to evacuate them to a place in Jigawa and Kano states.

“I called all the children out as instructed and announced it to them but the children refused and started weeping, even about 12 collapsed and fainted.

“As at now they left without the children with the instruction that I should take some days to prepare the children for evacuation.”

Over 1,400 IDP were housed in the camp in Uhogua camp in Benin City run by the Christian Home for the Needy, which cares for orphans, vulnerable children from broken homes, street children, etc, providing them with shelter, education, skill, etc, since 1992.

“Our plan for them is to relocate gradually and reunite those who still have families and relations with their families as the situation calms down except the orphans who may take more time,” Pastor Folorunsho said.

•Photo courtesy of Channels TV shows the protesting young IDPs.

Source newsexpress

Posted 10/08/2015 04:27:59 AM


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