Action Aid Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, has condemned the demolition of the Durumi settlement for Internally Displaced Persons(IDPS) in the nations capital, Abuja.
The organisation on Tuesday called on the Federal Capital Authorities to address the development urgently by resettling the IDPs while prioritising women and children.
The agency’s Country Director, Ene Obi, says the demolition was carried out at a most unsuitable time in the midst of Yuletide celebrations.
She noted that they have nowhere to go and now lie out in the open among the ruins of their temporary shelters.
"The IDPs had traditionally depended on donations from humanitarian organisations and NGOs when this was a recognised IDP camp
"Action Aid is concerned and has come to distribute relief materials to help out.
She calls on the Federal Government to make provisions for the IDPs.
While narrating their ordeal, the IDPs appealed to the government to support them so they can get their lives back.
They insist they do not tolerate criminal activities in the camp and are always ready to work with relevant agencies to fish out criminal element among them.