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11,442 Persons Displaced In Attacks On Gwoza
BY MUSDAPHA ILO
Some 11,442 people have been displaced from their homes following recent attacks by Boko Haram militants on Gwoza in Borno State, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said on Thursday
The displaced persons are currently being housed in two camps established by NEMA in Adamawa state. The North-east zone information officer of the agency, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, in a statement said while 6,566 persons were registered in Madagali camp, a total of 4,876 of them are in Mubi camp.
Ibrahim said the agency was making all efforts to deliver relief materials to the camps in spite of security challenges.
“Notwithstanding the recent attack of the mobile training school which is less than 20 kilometres away from Madagali town, officials of NEMA North east Zone office led by the 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 said.
He said that the distribution will continue on Friday in Mubi where 4876 internally displaced persons from Gwoza have been registered at camp located inside the Lamorde Primary and Day Secondary School.
He added that other areas where the relief materials are expected to be delivered include Askira Uba and Lassa where displaced persons have also been identified by the agency.