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Hundreds Sleep On Maiduguri Street For Fear Of Boko Haram

Following the numerous and deadly attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents, women and children flee their village and take to lodging in the open in Maiduguri in fear for further attacks.

Hundreds Sleep On Maiduguri Street For Fear Of Boko Haram

According to them, they had to flee into Maiduguri when the villages around them were attacked and they felt they might be raided by Boko Haram.

Women from over 300 households in Kayamla, in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, said their husband sent them into Maiduguri to seek refuge while they stay back in Kayamla.

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Yagana Mele, one of the women, on the street beside the NYSC orientation camp in Maiduguri which has been converted to IDPs camp, said, “We have been staying here for about two weeks now, we have no choice but to sleep on the street since we were turned back from the camps.”

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According to her, they decided to flee into Maiduguri when it was becoming apparent that their village might be attacked as others around them had been attacked.

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency on Monday afternoon, had taken the people off the streets to the Stadium IDPs camp.

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Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, the Chairperson of BOSEMA, said as soon as the state government got to know of their predicaments it arranged accommodation for them at the Stadium IDPs camp.

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The chairperson said, they were about 300 households and numbered over 1,000.

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