This is the official blog of the Nigeria-based Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), a human rights organization which promotes, protects and projects the rights of Muslims. This group condemns terrorism and all acts of violence. Its motto is 'Dialogue, Not Violence'
Sunday, October 18, 2015
3000 IDPs IN DANGER IN KUKA RETA
19th October, 2015,
3000 IDPs IN DANGER IN
About 3,000 Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs) whose camp is in Kuka Reta town are currently in
serious danger. Kuka Reta Town is about fifteen (15) kilometers from Damaturu,
the capital of Yobe State. Reliable sources confirm that the camp has run out
of food supply, drinkable water and drugs.
The Muslim Rights Concern
(MURIC) is constrained to raise the alarm on the frightening situation in Kuka
Reta IDP camp in view of the dangers inherent in the exposure of IDPs to such
inhuman conditions. Apart from hunger, starvation, malnutrition and the
likelihood of deaths, diseases such as cholera and diarrhea are likely to
spread within the camp.
MURIC is confounded by the
enormity of the danger and hardship to which IDPs in Kuka Reta camp are
exposed. We condemn this culpable negligence on the part of the authorities. We therefore call on the Yobe State Government, the state’s arm of the
National Emergency Agency (NEMA) and all aids groups in the state to address
the issue with military dispatch.
In addition, we appeal to
international donors and the world community at large
to come to the aid of the traumatized people of North East Nigeria as it now
appears the Nigerian government alone cannot bring succour to the more than 1.5
million people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.
In conclusion, we reiterate the need for the Federal Government of Nigeria to establish
the North East Development Commission (NEDEC) to cushion the effects
of economic degradation of the region after four years of brutal attacks,
deliberate destruction of infrastructure and the attendant cessation of
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)