The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the number of internally displaced persons as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe from January this year till date stands at over 678,000.
The agency in its current update of internally displaced persons (IDPs) by the Northeast zonal office in Maiduguri made available to journalists yesterday gave the number of people internally displaced which was captured in the agency’s data bank at 678,773.
The agency, which said this number of people were assisted with both food and non-food items to alleviate the effect of the crisis on them, revealed that in Adamawa state there were 160,198 IDPs, with Borno state having the largest number with 402,039 and Yobe state recording the least with 116,536.
It stated that the list continues to grow by the day as people continued to find their ways into the camps established for the IDPs in the three states.
The agency said as at November 16, Adamawa state has six camps and Borno state with twelve camps.
The Adamawa camps still give refuge to 4,412 IDPs at the NYSC camp in Yola, 3,205 at Nyako Housing Estate camp, 658 at Malkohi camp, 120 at COCIN church, Yola, 836 at Federal Poly, Yola and 3,272 at Damare camp.
The Borno camps have 5,587 IDPs at NYSC camp Maiduguri, 9,021 at Eccleziya Yan’uwaa Nigeria Church, Wulari Maiduguri, 2,250 at Government Girls Secondary School, Biu, 5,681 at Government Girls Secondary School, Yerwa, 7,500 at Government College, Maiduguri, 4,750 at Government Girls College, Maiduguri, 6,000 at Government Girls Secondary School, Maiduguri.
Also in Borno are Government Secondary School, Maiduguri with 3,352 IDPs, Chad Basin camp, Maiduguri with 5,336, Sanda Kyarimi Secondary School has 1,003, Army Primary School II, Maiduguri with 2,000 and Ngomari Gana Primary School, Maiduguri with 2,700.