Insurgency: Internally-Displaced Persons Suffer Neglect – Margee Ensign

Margee Ensign, President of the American University of Nigeria, AUN, Yola, Adamawa State, has bemoaned the neglect that Internally Displaced Persons, IDP’s in the North East have been subjected to.

Ensign made the disclosure on Thursday when a delegation from the University paid a courtesy visit to the Lagos corporate headquarters of TELL Communications Limited, publishers of TELL magazine.

While stressing that the effects of insurgency in the North-Eastern part of the country have been colossal, Ensign said she has been particularly worried about the response of government at all levels to the plight of the victims of insurgency in the region.

“I worry about the kids because they have seen a lot. I want the kids to go back to school. If they can go back to school, I want them to have food to eat. I worry about governance in this region a lot; I mean the response of government at the national and at the state levels,” she said.

Ensign said the Adamawa Peace Initiative, API, launched by the University in 2012, has gone a long way to maintain peace among the youths in Adamawa.

“The Adamawa Peace Initiative was established by the University in 2012 to enhance peace and harmony among the youth in Adamawa. We have been able to do this through making them to get actively involved in sports,” Ensign said.

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