A court in Maiduguri, Borno state has remanded some internally displaced persons(IDPs) in prison custody. Spokesman of the Borno state police command, Isuku Victor made this known to newsmen on Tuesday.
This development is coming after the IDPs under the aegis of the Bama Initiative for Human development(BIHD) and the ALL Bama youths Development Association(ABYD) protested over the poor conditions of the camp.
The protesters demanded that the government should permit them to return to their communities in Bama. The police, however, arrested some of the protesting IDPs and charged them to court on a two-count “charge of criminal conspiracy and disturbance of peace”.
According to Isuku, “Twelve persons under the group Bama Initiative for Human Development and All Bama Youths Development Association were arrested for the offence of criminal conspiracy and inciting disturbances. They have been charged to court and remanded in prison custody till next hearing.”