The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has said that it is difficult to control the sexual libido of Internally Displaced People IDPs after 80 babies were delivered in its IDP camps in the state in seven months.
The Executive Secretary of SEMA, Dr Emmanuel Shior, disclosed this to newsmen during the agency’s monthly distribution of relief materials to the IDPs on Friday, July 15.
He said that the deliveries were registered by the agency and most of the IDPs were staying with their partners and this accounted for the high number of births recorded in the camps.
“The agency is very strict on illicit sexual affairs in the camps. It is very difficult to control the tide of births in the camps, the IDPs are human beings.
It is the nature of man, even when they don’t have food to eat, they have the desire for sex; that cannot be taken away from the IDPs. Most of them have their families at the camps.
The aspect we try to control is unmarried people sleeping with each other; other unlawful sexual acts are also forbidden in the camps” Shior said.
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