Foremost Nigerian singer, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2Face or 2Baba has revealed what he saw at Internally Displaced Peoples’ Camps, IDPs in the North Eastern part of the country.
2face took a trip to the area yesterday where he visited several camps in the region.
The singer also noted said that the lingering insurgency in the area which left thousands of people dead, millions injured and displaced from their homes with property worth billions of naira destroyed have nothing to do with religion as insinuated, but has do with politics.
Tuface, who addressed reporters on Wednesday in Maiduguri immediately after the visit, said, “Unless government and politicians step up their games by doing the needful in eradicating poverty among the masses, particularly youths, and do justice to all manner of people, ending insurgency and other forms of violence currently happening in some parts of the north east and the country as a whole may be difficult and unrealistic.”
The musician spent 3 days in Borno State on his Solidarity visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps in Banki, a border community with Cameron Republic and other resettlement areas in Maiduguri, the state capital.
He said he met “Saddened and pathetic Condition of IDPs in Camps”, urging government, security agencies, Media Practitioners and other Humanitarian agencies to scale up a coordinated efforts in addressing the plights of IDPs and other victims of violence, as well as nip terrorism in the bud.
He added, “I am here in Maiduguri with support from UNHCR to use my music in contributing to alleviate the suffering of our IDPs and other victims of insurgence.
“I feel honoured to work with organization like UNHCR, am just one person, when I went round some of these camps, I was saddened, I saw fear, sorrow and trauma, I feel disappointed looking at the faces and eyes of the IDPs. You will see hunger and object poverty.
“Unless Government and politicians shun injustice, corruption and remained focus and committed to our collective development, these same set of traumatized and displaced people in camps may turn up to be more dangerous in the society.
“Although, I have seen hope of life among some of these IDPs, all hands must be on deck to the needful by rendering support no matter how little it is. Presently I have a song, titled ‘Hold my Hands’, this song is on many platforms, all people need to do is to download it and use it ringing tone.
“It will only cost you N50 per month, but will surely contribute in giving hope of life to our traumatized victims of insurgency.
“In my little way, I have come and seen the live in camps and next week, when I go back to Abuja, we are going to do a concert as my proceed donation in alleviating the suffering of the IDPs.”