ABUJA: THE National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it was accommodating 3 200 of the internally displaced persons from Baga.
Manzo Ezekiel, Senior Press Officer of the agency, disclosed the figures in a statement. According to Ezekiel the refugees are now in Maiduguri and accommodated at the Teachers Village estate.
He said the agency, in collaboration with the Borno State Government, was providing them with basic supports. Ezekiel added that the creation of the new camp brings to 11 where NEMA supporting the IDPs with food and non-food items.
He said other IDPs in the camps are from towns and villages in the state which had been previously displaced by the insurgency. He said NEMA dispatched a team from Abuja to strengthen the provision of humanitarian supports to the displaced persons from Baga in the Borno State.
They have fled from the recent insurgency attacks in the town. Reports suggested the Boko Haram might have killed up to 2 000 civilians since the beginning of the year although the military has disputed the figures as exaggerated.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY