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Thousands displaced in Adamawa attacks

21 February 2014, 13:51

Yola -  A total of 6 000 villagers, including women and children, were   internally-displaced in the recent insurgents attacks in Madagali LGA of Adamawa.

This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Yola signed by Abdulkadir Ibrahim, North East Zone Information Officer of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

It was confirnedmembers of the communities from four villages had abandoned  their areas for fear of further attacks.

“Isghe community, with a population of about 5 000 inhabitants, was attacked by gunmen on Saturday 15th February, 2014, the entire village was razed.

 “The surrounding villages of Bitiku, Ghantsa, Kuda and Kaya have been abandoned by inhabitants for fear of further attacks.

“A total of 6,000 people, including women and children, who were displaced, are now taking refuge in Gulak and Shuwa, all in Madagali LGA,"

The statement said the agency had conducted assessment and registration of the internally- displaced persons.

It said relief materials would be distributed to them as from February 21.

Red Cross, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), NEMA officials and other security agencies would also monitor the distribution of the relief materials.

-  NAN

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