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Thousands flee Bama after terrorists take over

24 November 2014, 07:44Augustine Osayande

Abuja - About 180 000 locals have been displaced following the terror that led to terrorists taking over Bama in the Borno State.

Chairman of the Bama Development Foundation, Mallam Mohammed Hassan, gave the commendation in Maiduguri.

He claimed that these people were scattered in four camps in Maiduguri.

“We have recorded about 180 000 internally displaced persons from Bama taking shelters in four different camps in Maiduguri," said Hassan.

The camps were located at the Yerwa Girls Secondary School, the Women Teachers College, the NYSC Orientation Camp and the Government Girls College, Maiduguri.

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Hassan said some other internally displaced persons had found their ways into neighbouring Cameroon and Chad Republic after fleeing the attack.

He lamented that the continued siege by the insurgents on Bama was creating hardship on the residents still trapped in the town.

“Most of those left were the weak comprising women, children and the aged. These people are currently exposed to hunger, starvation and diseases.”

Hassan nonetheless commended the military for reclaiming towns seized by the insurgents.

He appealed to the Federal Government to strive hard and free the town from the hands of the insurgents, so that the internally displaced persons could return home.

“We commend the military for liberating towns like Mubi in Adamawa from the insurgents. We urge them to extend the war on insurgents to Bama and liberate the town so we can all go back home,” Hassan said.

- CAJ News

- CAJ News


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