Attacks Swell Camps with 11,442 IDPs, Says NEMA

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The recent attacks by Boko Haram shot up camps raised in Adamawa State for the internally displaced persons with 11,442 victims,  the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has said.

The North-east zonal Information Officer of the agency, Mallam AbdulKadir Ibrahim, in a statement on Thursday, said there were 6,566 persons registered in Madagali and 4,876 in Mubi, both internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Adamawa state.
Ibrahim further said the agency has moved relief materials to the camps.
He said: “Not withstanding the recent attack of the mobile training school which is less than 20 kilometres away from Madagali town, officials of NEMA North East Zonal office led by the Zonal Coordinator Alhaji Muhammed Kanar were in Central Primary School in Madagali town, Madagali local government area of Adamawa State to deliver relief items provided by NEMA to victims displaced by insurgents attacks from Gwoza Local government area of Borno state.”

He added that: “6,566 people were registered  and attended to as at today  (Thursday 21 august 2014.)”

Ibrahim said: “The distribution will continue tomorrow (Friday) in Mubi where 4876 IDPs from Gwoza have been registered at Lamorde Primary and Day Secondary School IDPs camp where needed assessment was conducted in preparation for tomorrow’s exercise.”

He said the North-east zonal coordinator is expected to participate in the handing over of relief items provided by the wife of the president,  Dame Patience Jonathan on behalf of the DG NEMA, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi in Mubi.

He said other areas where the relief operation is expected to be delivered include Askira Uba and Lassa where IDPs have also been identified by the agency.

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