Angered by the grief that the diversion of 50 bags of rice meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in northeast Nigeria has caused, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, is asking the police to expedite prosecution of officials arrested to ensure justice is served.
Some officials at different IDPs camps were arrested recently for their alleged involvement in diverting food materials meant for IDPs for their selfish gains.
Governor Shettima asked the Borno State Commissioner of Police ensure prosecution of anyone arrested with a view to having anyone found guilty, jailed.
This directive was revealed by his spokesman, Isa Gusau, in a statement on Wednesday.
The Governor’s directive followed reports that hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons on Tuesday morning arrested an official of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) over alleged theft of food items meant for displaced persons at the Bakassi IDP camp, which is an estate of 400 units of two bedrooms built by Governor Shettima’s administration in Maiduguri.
Displaced persons from seven local government areas are taking refuge in the camp since 2014.