Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has
registered more people that fled from some towns terrorists attacked in the
Mallam Abdul Kadir Ibrahim, the spokesman of the agency in the North
East, disclosed the development.
He said the agency has registered people that fled Monguno, Doron-Baga
and other communities close to Baga, which was captured by the Boko
Haram insurgents at the weekend.
Ibrahim revealed that from the record gathered at the camp of
the internally displaced persons in Maiduguri, the new additions were
mainly from Monguno, Doron-Baga and other communities near Baga.
He said that this was indicative of the fact that these people might
have fled their homes due to fear of being attack by the rampaging
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Ibrahim said so far the agency has registered 1 636 people fleeing
Baga and environs for Maiduguri.
According to him, the breakdown of the figure shows that 1 172 were
males and 464 were females, a further breakdown showing that 779 were
adult males and 393 children males with 216 adult females and 248
He said the agency in conjunction with State Emergency Management
Agency (SEMA) and other stakeholders have provided the displaced people
with beddings and other items.
"Those that were sick have been given medical attention while all
hands are on deck as all the stakeholders in emergency management are
doing what they can to attend to the need of the people," Ibrahim
He also disclosed that majority of the people that fled the Baga attack migrated
into Chad, adding that the agency is currently planning strategies to
evacuate them back to the country.
"Recently, NEMA team was dispatched to Chad, Cameroon and Niger
to ascertain the number of Nigerians displaced in these countries. Those
who are willing to come back will be evacuated back to Nigeria in
assistance with the host countries," Ibraham said.
- CAJ News