RAMADAN: Gombe IDPs Beg For Assistance
In the spirit of Ramadan, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) living in Funakaye local government in Gombe state are crying for help.
Some of the IDPs who spoke with Bounce News said they don’t have food.
Malam Ahmed, an IDP from Bularafa in Gulani LGA of Yobe state said they have been battling with hunger for the past five months which was the last time we received food assistance from the government.
He told Bounce News that he ran to Bajoga, Funakaye LGA in Gombe state to seek refuge when his community came under attack by Boko Haram four years ago, and since then life has not been easy for him and his family of 15.
Ahmed said he is presently living on a notice for not being able to pay for his house rent.
“I was a driver back home, I now sell traditional medicine to make a living but the business is not running as expected”, he said.
Malam Sale from Buni Yadi in Yobe state said they want government and NGOS who have been assisting them to please remember them in this month of Ramadan.
In February 2016 Gombe state government shutdown the IDP camp in the state and integrated it with communities.
The government said the aim was to ensure that every IDP feels at home and takes charge of how he or she lives in the state.
The government through the state emergency management agency, SEMA supported the IDPs with finance to start a new life.
Ahmadu Hambali, an IDP from Gujuba LGA Yobe state appreciated this gesture but said they now need more help with food to enable them to effectively participate in the Ramadan.
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