Minister for Women Affairs, Aisha Jumai Alhassan, reportedly slumped at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Fufore local government area of Adamawa State,on Monday.
According to a report by The Guardian, the minister was inspecting foodstuffs at the camp’s store when the incident happened.
It was also reported that immediately she slumped, her aides stopped journalists from taking pictures while engaging them in physical combat.
Addressing the IDPs earlier, Aisha Jumai Alhassan said her visit was on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the allegations of rape and children abuse in camps in the Northeast.She urged the IDPs to believe the present government and that very soon they would be back to their ancestral homes.
She urged the IDPs to believe the present government and that very soon they would be back to their ancestral homes.
The minister who also presented assorted items to the IDPs said that government was working hard to rebuild the region and that the administration would continue to provide people-friendly projects to Nigerians.
She had earlier visited Governor Mohammed Umar Bindow, who urged to return the Women Development Centre occupied at present by the Appeal Court to the real owners. Bindow promised the minister that he would urgently find a solution to the issue. He also commended Buhari for his zeal in rebuilding the Northeast and improving the living standard of women in the state.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has described as disheartening the number of people that have been displaced from their ancestral homes due to the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s northeast.
Speaking at the opening of high-level plenary on Addressing Movements of Refugees and Migrants at the UN Headquarters in New York,on Monday, Buhari noted that over 600,000 have turned refugees in neighbouring countries, with two million displaced within the northeast.
Expressing concern that the refugee problem is coming at a time the world economy is shrinking, Mr. President, however, pledged Nigeria’s commitment to working with the international community in addressing the issues of movements of refugees and migrants.
He also promised that his administration would make efforts to meet the immediate needs of the Internally Displaced People.