Minister Debunks Report On Women Abused in IDPs Camps

Minister for Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Jummai Alhassan, on Monday, debunked allegation that women and girls abuse is said to be going on at Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the North East.


Alhassan who spoke to newsmen after a meeting with women at the Fufore camp in Adamawa State, said findings from her visits to camps in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states revealed that the allegation by an international organization was mere exaggeration.

Her words, “I am happy to tell you that the allegation is not true. I have visited Dalori camp in Borno, Pompomari camp in Yobe and now Fufore camp in Adamawa.

“From the little I learnt in my meetings with the women, there was no truth in the allegation, ” Alhassan said.

The minister who was on a fact finding mission said that she was directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the allegation and would be visiting another camp in Mutum-Biyu in Taraba state before proceeding to Abuja to compile a comprehensive report on her finding.