IDPs Camps Bombing, a Callous Aggrevation of a Bad Situation -Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has condemned in strong terms the Friday bombing of two Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Adamawa State.

Reacting to the incident, a visibly angry Ekweremadu said it was bad enough that hapless Nigerians were forced out and dislocated from their homes, but that it was even a worse act of man’s inhumanity to man for anyone to attack and kill them at their temporary shelters.

He said: “I just led a delegation of the Senate to visit the Adamawa IDP camps in August to see things for ourselves, to encourage IDPs, and to assure them that they were not alone in this hour of dire need.

“The attacks on IDPs centres are a further proof that these murderers certainly bear no semblance of or respect for our cultures and religions, which not hold life in high esteem, but debars anyone from attacking anybody who had run into another person’s arm or home for protection. It is condemnable in its entirely. It is a callous aggravation of an already bad situation”.

Senator Ekweremadu conveyed heartfelt condolences to the affected families as well as the Government and people of Adamawa State, but insisted that the nation would never succumb to the evil agenda of the insurgents.

He added: “They want to break our resolve, but I urge the people of the North East and indeed the entire nation to remain resolute in our collective resolve to tackle and put the problem of insurgency behind us. The Senate will continue to partner with the executive and other Nigerian stakeholders in our institutional and individual capacities to not only end the insurgency, but also to rebuild the affected areas and also bring succour to the victims of this brigandage”

It would be recalled that Senator Ekweremadu had upon his return from the visits to the Adamawa IDP camps last August dispatched over N9 million worth of relief materials in his personal capacity to the IDPs in the State.

Uche Anichukwu

Special Adviser (Media) to Deputy President of the Senate