Borno gov in Aso Rock over deaths in IDP camps

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, ostensibly to see the Chief of Staff (CoS) to the president, Abba Kyari, on the appalling condition of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in his state.

The Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international humanitarian aid agency, had, last week, disclosed that about 24,000 IDPs were in dire health situation with at least 30 people, mostly children, dying everyday.

Even though, there was no official statement on his visit, it was thought that he came in connection with the issue over which President Muhammadu Buhari, had expressed dismay.

The president was said to be miffed that conditions in the IDPs camps could deteriorate, despite the billions of naira sunk into their welfare.

Shettima was accompanied by officials of the state government on the visit.

He, however, declined to speak to the media when approached, only saying that “this is a private visit.”