Bauchi State government has debunked reports that Internally Displaced Persons were eating onion leaves to survive.
State Emergency Management Agency’s Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, Kabiru Yusuf Kobi, while addressing journalists over the issue in Bauchi, said the state doesn’t have a single IDP Camp as reported.
Kobi argued that, since the beginning of the Boko Haram insurgency, there has never been a time that they had an IDPs camp as they are always integrated into host communities across the state.
He said the IDPs live among the people in the host communities and share the available facilities like hospitals, schools and other things. Speaking on the Runde-Bin IDPs community, the SEMA official informed that, the community was set up in 2018 when some IDPs, living in camps in Maiduguri, came down to Bauchi to settle and farm.