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Refugee camps swell in Adamawa State

21 August 2014, 20:31

Abuja - The number of people that have sought refuge in the camps the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has established for internally displaced people in Adamawa State has soared to over 11 000.

This follows the recent attack and capture of Gwoza by Boko Haram insurgents.

Mallam AbdulKadir Ibrahim, the North-East zonal information officer of the agency said as of Thursday there were 6 566 people registered in Madagali and 4876 in Mubi.

Ibrahim further said the agency has moved relief materials to the camps to cater for victims' needs.
Ibrahim added that the distribution will continue tomorrow (Friday) in Mubi.

“The distribution will continue tomorrow (Friday) in Mubi where 4 876 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 was expected to participate in the handing over of relief items provided by the wife of the president, Dame Patience Jonathan on behalf of the Director General of the Agency in Mubi.

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.

- CAJ News


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