Covid-19 Information Needs and Perception of Internal Displaced Person (IDPs): A survey of IDPs in Boron State, Nigeria


Year : 2022,
Volume & Issue : LIB PRO. 42(1), JAN-JUN 2022
Page No. : 19-26,
Article Type : Original Aticle
Article DOI : 10.5958/2320-317X.2022.00003.4 (Received on 04.04.2021, Revised on 29.01.2022, Accepted on 09.02.2022)



Aworo Promise*, Kikiri Helen**, Omolade Susan Ademilua***
Author’s Affiliation : *College of Education, Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria
E-mail: **Library Department, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Warri, Nigeria
E-mail: ***Federal College of Agriculture Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

Corresponding Author : Aworo Promise, College of Education, Agbor, Delta State, Nigeria,

This study aims at establishing COVID-19 information needs and perceptive of internal displacement persons (IDPs) on camps. The quantitative and evaluative research design was adopted for this study. The census sampling technique was used in selecting most affected local governments in Borno camps. Simple random technique was used in selecting most affected five local governments out of 17 local government utmost affected by insurgency in Borno State, Nigeria. Three objectives were set for the study and the interview was used for gathering data from respondents. As of the time of collecting data for this study, five local governments that were seriously affected among seventeen local governments conquered by insurgency are: Bama,Chibok. Damboa, Dikwa, and Ngala.Finding shown that (74%) were female while (26%) were male. Findings also reveals thatmajority of respondents agreed that COVID-19 is real and it is from animals. The result indicated thatinfectious droplets and hands shake were agreed upon has COVID-19 origin and existence. The majority of the respondents agreed that maintaining social distance while meeting/talking, usage of mask in gatherings, exposing yourself to the sun/extreme temperature, avoiding of hands shake, washing hands after coming home, usage of hands sanitizer, avoiding touching mouth while coughing/ sneezing and covering mouth while coughing/sneezing were COVID-19 preventive measure observed at the camps. The paper recommends that State and Federal Government should enhance health education programs that aims to improve COVID-19 knowledge and perception of the community and maintaining social distancing should be more enforce, usage of face marks, hands sanitizer and proper hygiene should be more enforce so as. to curb spread of virus among others. How to cite this article: Promise A, Helen K, Ademilua OS. (2022). Covid-19 Information Needs and Perception of Internal Displaced Person (IDPs): A survey of IDPs in Boron State, Nigeria. Library Progress International, 42(1), 19-26. Keywords Information needs, COVID-19, Internal Displace Person, (IDPs) Perception, Borno