Economic Recession: Females in IDP camps Resort to Prostitution


A growing number of female internally displaced persons (IDPs), have resorted to prostitution as a means to survive the economic  hardship.

The Network of civil society organization (CSO)  in Borno state,  raised alarm over the new development.

Chairman  of the CSOs,  Ahmed  Shehu disclosed this information during the assessment  of internally displaced persons in the North East.

He stated that these women were turning to prostitution as a result  of injustice meted out on them, as some were victims  of rape and other forms of sexual harassment adding that many homes in Maiduguri were been led by teenagers,  whose parents were either dead or captured by Boko Haram.

This new development could worsen the case of sexually transmitted diseases,  the activist said.

In his words: ” Many females were raped and killed while collecting firewood,  particularly  as they travelled further from their communities. many  teenagers are leading their families  now because, the parents were absent”.

Majority of the IDPs complained of lack of basic social amenities such as food and clothes had also made them to seek for an alternative  means of survival.


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