Internally displaced persons in Adamawa camps climbs to 10,496

An IDP camp in the North East of Nigeria | YNaija.com

by Panshak Ibrahim

Many Internally Displaced Persons are constantly trooping into Yola, following attacks on their communities by the Boko Haram sect.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Adamawa State Emergency Management disclosed that about 10,496 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are staying in five camps in Yola South and environs.

While receiving the NEMA team, the Adamawa State governor, Bala James Ngilari, said the state government had sent vehicles for the evacuation of thousands of displaced persons, who were scattered in various locations around Mubi and those that ran into Cameroon to the established camps in Yola.

In a statement, NEMA’s Director-General Muhammad Sani Sidi said the agency would continue to establish more camps and provide basic needs for the displaced persons.

Sidi said: “The agency has delivered adequate relief materials to all established camps in the state and the new one would be provided with tents. An advanced team, led by the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, Eugene Ezeh, has been sent to assess the situation and take action to bring succour to the displaced people.”

The camps are in Dawarei, Girei, Malkwohi, Nyako Housing Estate, NYSC camp and COCIN Church.

Relief materials provided at the camps include drugs, rice, clothes, mattresses, maize, buckets, mats, soap, towel, cooking oil and sanitary items.

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