Borno Police Arrest IDPs Over Protest

INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPS) AT THEIR CAMP IN MAIDUGURI ON MONDAY (10/8/15).
5846/10/8/2015/ABI/BJO/NAN

The police in Borno state have arrested some displaced persons involved in a peaceful protest at the weekend.

The displaced persons were reported to have protested against their continued stay in the camp, demanding a return to their liberated communities.

Some IDPs from Bama, a liberated town in the central part of Borno, but taking refuge at Dalori camp, on Sunday, staged the protested.

The protest was said to have been organised by the Bama Initiative for Human Development.

Commissioner of Police, Borno State Command, Damian Chukwu, confirmed the arrest to Daily Sun on Monday.

According to him, the protesters failed to act lawfully.

”We’ve arrested about 100 of them for unlawful assembly. They staged a protest, asking government to return them to their communities and the police appeal to them to go back to their camp with a promise to discuss the issue and find solution to it but they went back to do another protest again. They gathered unlawfully with placard shouting,” the CP said.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.