Stop Campaigning At IDPs Camps – NOA Warns Borno Politicians

The Borno state office of the National Orientation Agency on Thursday warned politicians to stop taking their campaigns to numerous internally displaced persons’ camps in the state.
Towns and villages in the state have been run over by Islamic group, Boko Haram with many families rendered homeless as a result.

The State Director, Alhaji Yahya Imam gave this warning in a chat with journalists in Maiduguri. He noted that some politicians have turned the Internally Displaced Persons’ camps to political rally grounds under the guise of donating relief materials for the traumatized people.

He insisted that this is not accepted especially as the ban on political campaign still stands.
“The ban on political campaigns were yet to be lifted by INEC and even if it was, it is ungodly to campaign to people who were suffering from physical and psychological pains at this point in time.

“NOA is calling on all displaced persons to remain united, apolitical and show love to one another during these trying moments in the camps.

“IDPs camps should be spared of political activities of all kinds as victims are expected to be united in continuous prayers for peace and unity to reign in the state,” he said.

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