‘Displaced B’Haram’s victims eat grass & Insects to Stay Alive’


The Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri has expressed sadness over the ordeal of their members whose houses were attacked by members of the dreaded Islamic Sect and had to flee from their abodes to take refuge in neighbouring Cameroon and bushes.

The church, in a press statement by the Director of Information, The Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Rev. Fr. Gideon Obasogie, on Sunday, said, “A good number of those trapped around the Cameroonian borders are gradually finding their way into Maiduguri. Counting their ordeals, some will tell you how they fed on grass and insects. A group from Pulka community alone buried over 80 children, who took ill in the bush and died.

“As a church, we are really going through a severe moment of persecution. Our ecclesiastical circumscription has faced a sharp disintegration. For now, situation is still as before. No improvements whatsoever since our people are still displaced and have no much hope of getting home.”

Obasogie said that the church has spent over N3m on all internally displaced persons across various locations in Maiduguri as over 200 sacks of maize, rice, cooking oil, blankets, mosquito nets, rubber buckets, mats, cartons of Maggi, beans, sugar, among others were shared to them.

He urged the victims to remain faithfully to God and not to allow their pitiable condition to shake their faith in Him.

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