SHOCKING! IDPs Are Being Fed With Hard Drugs
They have been displaced from their homes, put in camps for proper care, but a new enemy is emerging from the inside.
The narrative is different. These bad people arrive at the camp with a banned supplies that could worsen their conditions.
Hard drugs have found their ways into Bakkasi, MOGOLIS, Dalori, and Teachers Village - Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps - with as much as 85 persons already arrested.
It was a nut for the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to crack.
UNICEF has demanded that food be given to displaced persons, but now, drug is what is coming in.
The anti-drug agency said it had arrested 10 drug barons and 60 IDPs for alleged drug abuse and sale in camps.
The Commandant of the agency in Borno, Ona Ogilegwu, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Maiduguri that the 10 barons were nabbed while attempting to distribute the banned substances to customers.
Ogilegwu also explained that the suspects were nabbed during a joint operation, tagged “Operation Clean the Cobwebs”, conducted by the military.
"In Bakkasi camp we arrested 18 IDPs in MOGOLIS camp; we also nabbed 18, while in Dalori we nabbed 16 of them. We also nabbed some at Teachers Village and Dikwa IDP camps. I am not too sure of the number.
"It will interest you to note that we have about 84 persons in our detention facilities that were arrested with various quantities of illicit drugs between January and March, this year.
"Hard drug substances like cannabis sativa, rophenol, diazepam and benelin with codein, suck and die solution, and several other substances were seized from them.
"Also, we conducted to raids in State Lowcost Housing and Kasuwan Shanu we also made some arrest. You will recall that Kasuwan Shanu is one of the most dangerous places where illicit drugs sell was the order of the day.
"Some of the IDPs found with negligible quantity were counselled, handed over to the state government and placed under watch. The barons amongst them will surely go to jail.
"What we are doing is to properly sanitised these IDPs so that they won’t go back and continue to constitute havoc in their respective host communities.
"We therefore continue to warn them to desist from their nefarious activities or face the full wrath of the law," Ogilegwu said.
Do they pay for the drugs (with which cash); or are they given free of charge?