Boko Haram: 400,000 Internally Displaced In Northeast – NEMA

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday said about 400,000 persons have been internally displaced in Nigeria’s Northeastern from January 2014 till date.

The information officer of the Northeast zonal office of the agency, AbdulKadir Ibrahim said the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from January to 31st of July in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states before the recent attacks in Gwoza and Doron-Baga stood at 360,462.

According to him, Borno state alone had 183,031 IDPs, with Adamawa and Yobe recording 147,198 and 30,233 respectively from January till the end of last month.

Ibrahim said the agency was tasked with providing relief materials to over 30,000 persons now accommodated in various facilities in Madagali, Uba and Doron-Baga.

He said the agency has concluded plans to ship relief materials into the facilities in three communities.

“We just delivered relief items provided by the Dangote Foundation and the Presidential Committee on Disaster to various facilities at NYSC Borno orientation camp, EYN Church in Maiduguri, Gidan Kaji, Pompomari and Gwange where 200 Nigerian refugees from Central African Republic are accommodated.”

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