The Adamawa state government said a committee had been mandated to reach out to the refugees.
The Adamawa government said at least 3,000 persons have arrived the state, fleeing recent Boko Haram attacks in neighbouring Borno state.
The government said it was worried with the daily influx of people from Borno state where violence has continued and locals are often targeted by Islamist Boko Haram.
The state commissioner for Border Integration, Hamza Bello, made the government’s position known during a condolence visit to Bitiku-Valti Village in Madagali Local Government Area to sympathise with victims taking refuge in the area.
Mr Bello said the Adamawa government was worried about the frequent influx of displaced persons now taking refuge in Madagali area of the state.
He said the Adamawa state governor, Murtala Nyako, had inaugurated a committee to take care of the displaced persons.
Part of the committee’s mandate is to register the refugees, ascertain their numbers, and to establish camps where the displaced can receive immediate assistance.
“So far, no fewer than 3,000 people from Bama and Gwoza local government areas of Borno have been confirmed to have fled to Adamawa due to the fear of terrorists’ attacks,” the commission said.
Also sympathising with the victims, the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Ahmadu Umaru, made a personal donation of an undisclosed amount of money to the displaced persons.
Mr Umaru said the state government would provide relief materials to the victims through the state emergency management agency.
He urged the people of the host community to report any suspicious movements to the nearest security outfit for immediate action.
Responding on behalf of the victims, Baba Walia, who said he came from Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno, thanked the government and people of Adamawa for the concern.
He said gunmen attacked his community at about 2 a.m. last Tuesday, slaughtered his son and one other person.
The 70-year-old said the attackers also stole four motorcycles, an unspecified amount of money and foodstuff.
“Most of us had to retreat to the bush or take refuge on trees for fear of attacks because
the gunmen told us that they would come back,” he said. (NAN)
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