Some female Internally Displaced Persons in Borno State have lamented Celebrating the sallah festival while their relations were allegedly held in military detentions. They urged the Federal Government to ensure their release.
The Idps, under the umbrella of Knifar Movement, said on Tuesday that they celebrated sallah in pain without their ‘dear ones’.
They claimed that their ‘husbands, sons, daughters and mothers’ were clamped in military cells as suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
The movement, had last week, called on the acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, to wade into the matter.
The IDPs said, “This crisis has taken a lot from us. It has taken lives and peace of mind. While we celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr, the pain lingers. Ramadan is a month of solidarity. We need your solidarity to seek justice and secure the return of our dear ones.
“Many are celebrating this Eid-el-Fitr with their families. We aren’t. The Eid-el-Fitr, for us, comes with the void of our missing fathers, mothers, sons and daughters.”