Terrorism and the Management of Gwoza/Bama Internally Displaced Person site in Abuja, Nigeria

Oyinlola Abodunrin & Abdulhameed Alaba


Boko Haram different ways of attacking the people of Nigeria has shown the country as a sleeping giant in Africa, a country regarded as the colossus of Africa due to the role the country has played in different peace keeping activities in the region. Boko Haram insurgency is estimated to have killed thousands of people and abducted thousands of people as well. Millions of people have been displaced in the north-eastern Nigeria, while hundreds of thousands of Nigerians are refugees across the Lake Chad region. Several infrastructures and private properties have been destroyed.  Questionnaire method was used to collect data for the study and the result was analyzed using frequency count, percentages, mean and standard deviation. The study reveals that, Boko Haram insurgency in the north eastern region has led to an increase in the number of Internally Displaced Persons and the camp was poorly managed as well and deaths that have occurred at this camp ware as a result of lack of adequate relief items and facilities. The study therefore recommends that, Government should ensure that when relief materials are sent to IDPs, those materials should not be diverted for other use.

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