Borno State indigenes who are camped at the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Edo State have appealed to the state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, to come to their aid in terms of feeding and education.
The IDPs made the appeal on Tiesday, at the camp called “Home for the Needy”, in Uhogua, Egor Local Government Area of the state, when members of the Northern Patriotic Front, led by its chairman, Alhaji Ali Abacha, visited the camp on a fact-finding mission.
Speaking on behalf of the IDPs, Nathaniel Ibrahim, a 200-level student of Medicine, Edo University, Iyamho, said the appeal became necessary because many of them are in higher institutions and would not want their dream truncated due to lack of funds.
Also speaking, Ladi Solomon, a widow, appealed to the Borno State government and other organisations to assist them with food and other household items, saying their stores were empty.
On his part, the Home Coordinator, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho, noted that they need food to take care of the over 300 IDPs at the home and money to take care of over 50 of them who are in various higher institutions.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Northern Patriotic Front, Alhaji Abacha, said they were there to ascertain how the displaced persons from Borno State are faring so that they can write a comprehensive report to the state government to take action.