2Baba visits soldiers, IDPs in Maiduguri
Nigerian musician, 2Baba Idibia paid a visit to 3 battalions Eagle squad of the Nigerian army combating the Boko Haram in Maiduguri, Borno State.
2Baba also met with more than 94, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to make them happy again.
This is following a pledge by the singer to donate 60 percent of incomes from his song ‘Holy holy’ to alleviate the sufferings of IDPs in Nigeria.
2Baba commenced this in June when he visited the United Nations High Commissions for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Abuja.
He had through the 2Face Foundation donated the sum of N3.5 million to the UNHCR in February.
According to him, the situation of IDPs in Nigeria and the world at large is ‘heart wrenching’.
He said, It is very heartbreaking to be stranded in your own home or someone else’s country. It is a terrible thing to happen to any human being,
He added that, Many people hear about these things but because it has not hit them directly, they tend to downplay it mentally. But if you get a first-hand experience of what these people are facing, it is one of the most miserable positions to find yourself in life. The situation is crazy and heart wrenching
The singer commended the UNHCR for the “massive task” of catering for the needs of IDPs all over the world.
The deputy country representative of the UNHCR, Bridget Eno called on well-meaning Nigerians to also contribute to alleviating the sufferings of IDPs in Nigeria.