Committee Urges IDPs Managers, Security Agencies To End Sexual Harassment

Agencies responsible for the duty to safeguard IDP camps have been called by Mr Abdulkadir Azarema, Chairman, National Logistic Committee on Distribution of Relief Material to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), to safeguard camps and unite to avoid sexual harassment.

Azarema made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Benin.

The Chairman, who is also an Assistant Comptroller of Customs, said that Benin IDPs camp had not recorded any case of sexual harassment like other camps in the Northeast.

“The issue of social menace; we are happy here, the pastor has told us that there were no reports on social or sexual harassment.

“There were no cases of diseases but nevertheless in other places we have heard of some cases.

“The agencies responsible for maintaining the camps, state governments, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and health officials should put hands together to ensure that IDPs camps are secure from insurgency.

“They should be sure they are protected from internal problems such as conflict between IDPs, conflict between security agencies and social workers and the issue of sexual harassment should be curtailed

“The IDPs should also respect one another and ensure they live in harmony with one another.”