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Published On: Mon, Jan 26th, 2015

Munguno attack: NEMA registers 5000 IDPs in Maiduguri

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From Mustapha Isah Kwaru, Maiduguri

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday that it had so far registered 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) following last Sunday’s suspected Boko Haram insurgents attack on Monguno, in Borno state.

North East Zonal Information Officer of the agency Abdulkadir Ibrahim stated this in a statement in Maiduguri.

“The North East office of NEMA in conjunction with the Borno Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has so far registered 5000 IDPs trooping into Maiduguri following last Sunday’s attack in Monguno, headquarters of Monguno Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno.” He said.

A state government housing estate under construction on Gubio Road has been converted to a refugee camp for the IDPs to provide shelter,’ Ibrahim said.

He added: “Emergency workers have moved to the camp to provide water and medicaments on arrival.

Initial needs assessment had been conducted and efforts are been made to provide the needs’’.

He said that NEMA was making efforts to provide the IDPs with tents, beddings, and food items which were their immediate needs to stay alive.

 

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