Borno - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has attended to 55 500 internally-displaced persons in Borno State since the beginning of the year.
This has coincided with increasing terror in the region.
Abdul Kadir Ibrahim, the Information Officer of the Agency in North-east Zone disclosed the figures.
Ibrahim said shortly after an assessment meeting with representatives of the Red Cross in Borno State that the list or number of those displaced by the series of attacks since the beginning of year was “hard to give”.
According to him, the most of those displaced had shunned the camps set up by the agency for fear of being attacked by the insurgents at such facilities.
He said they preferred to stay with relatives in towns.
Terrorists suspected to members of Boko Haram Sect have attacked various villages in Yobe and Borno since the beginning of 2014 forcing many residents out of their homes.
– CAJ News
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