Assessment of Psychosocial Effects of Insurgency Among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in Wulari Camp, Maiduguri
Okechukwu Chukwu, Emmanuel
Alih Fred, Innocent
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This study was carried out to assess the psychosocial effects of insurgency among internally displaced persons in Wulari camp, Maiduguri. The objectives of the study were to determine the psychological effects of insurgency among internally displaced persons, to determine the social effects of insurgency among internally displaced persons, to identify perceived factors responsible for insurgency. The research design used for this study was a non-experimental descriptive study design. A simple random sampling technique was used to select 345 respondents using Yamane’s formula. A questionnaire method was used to collect data from the respondents and SPSS descriptive statistical tool was used to analyse the data. The result showed 62.7% still isolated in the camp, 59.5% lost a family member during the attack which is a psychological effect of insurgency, 85.5% of the respondents think insurgency has brought poverty, with 73.1% not having all their food needs met which is a social effect of insurgency, a majority of the respondents 57.7% strongly agreed that poverty is the factor responsible for insurgency. It is recommended that a critical assessment of the living conditions of the IDPs be done, also improved upon and the factors responsible for insurgency be tackled to help control the situation and also prevent aggravation of the current situation.