Abuja - The latest terror crisis in Gwoza local
government area of Borno State has displaced more than 77 000 people from their
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gwoza Christian Communities,
Williams Naga, disclosed the figures while presenting food items donated by the
state government to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, the
He said in camps for displaced persons in Maiduguri, there
were 16 000 persons from Gwoza.
Naga also revealed that over 46 000 IDPs from Gwoza were
currently taking refuge in nine different villages while 15 000 were staying in
camps created by government outside the state capital.
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He explained also that the 16,000 displaced persons from
Gwoza in Maiduguri were currently taking refuge in seven camps in Maiduguri.
Naga said Governor Kashim Shettima had given N10 million for
the upkeep of the IDPS in Maidiguriand N2 million to facilitate the
transportation of those in Cameroon.
He added that apart
from the government 's assistance, the former Religious Affairs Commissioner ,
Alhaji Mamman Durkwa, personally donated
100 bags of rice and four cows to ameliorate the hardship of
The town of Gwoza is 135 kilometres South-East of Maiduri.
It has a population of over 300 000 people.
On 24 August 2014, terror group Boko Haram claimed that it
had formed an Islamic caliphate in Gwoza town.
- CAJ News