Boko Haram: Managing IDP camps, my worst headache — Borno Governor
Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima has stated that the management of victims of Boko Haram insurgency housed in IDP camps is his worse headache.
Shettima divulged this during his keynote address at the Murtala Muhammed memorial lecture in Abuja on Monday.
He stated that as the camps accommodating internally displaced persons grow in size, so does the management get more difficult owing to the frequency of crimes and misconduct posed by villains within the camps.
Boko Haram — which means Western learning is forbidden—is a Nigerian Islamist militant group made up of dispersed cells and factions in the northeast of the country. It began with a group of young Islamic radicals in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, more than a decade ago, and its current incarnation as a violent insurgency dates to 2010.
The radical sect has gone on to kill thousands of persons in north-eastern Nigeria while rendering several others homeless.
The group had alleged links to al-Qaeda, but in March 2015, it announced its allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).