Hunger, not coronavirus killing us – IDPs

Internally displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Kuchingoro area of Abuja have said that hunger is what is killing them and not coronavirus disease.

Mr. Emmanuel Philemon, the Chairman of the IDPs made this known at the Kuchingoro IDP camp while granting an interview to a journalist.

Philemon granted the interview while receiving palliatives from the Otunba Adejare Adegbenro Foundation, led by a member of its Board of Trustees, Shehu Bida.

Philemon disclosed that IDPs refused to observe social distancing rule, pointing out that what they need is food and not social distancing. He also added that the IDPs do not believe coronavirus exists.

“Two days to the lockdown, NEMA came here with two buckets. One was empty, while the other contained liquid soap. They said we should use it to wash our hands to prevent contracting coronavirus. But our people are interested in getting food”, Philemon said.

“They do not worry about the virus. Efforts to dissuade them to maintain social distancing has been ineffective because they believe that the virus does not exist.” Philemon added.

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