Mubi Attacks: NEMA records 10,496 displaced persons in Yola

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Following the recent attacks on Mubi town by Boko Haram insurgents, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ASEMA) have recorded 10,496 internally displaced persons in five camps situated in Yola South and Fufore while more people are still pouring into the state capital.

Five women were safely delivered of their babies in two of the IDP camps.

Leading a Special Team to the state, the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation of NEMA, Eugene Ezeh, said the agency had delivered adequate relief materials to all the established camps in the state and that new ones being set up would be provided with tents.

Receiving the NEMA team, the Adamawa State Governor, Bala Ngilari, said the state government had sent vehicles for the evacuation of thousands of displaced persons who were scattered in various locations around Mubi and those that ran into Cameroon to the established camps in Yola.

“The tragedy has really stressed us, we require your intervention for both short and long term,” he told the NEMA officials.

He noted that the majority of the displaced persons live with their relatives in the host communities, while appealing to them to come forward and register so that they too could benefit from whatever is provided.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Minister of Women’s affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina, said President Goodluck Jonathan assigned her to assess the situation and assured them of the President’s continuous support.

She said the Federal Government was doing everything possible to end the insurgency.

The five camps so far established are in Dawarei, Girei, Malkwohi, Nyako Housing Estate, NYSC camp and COCIN Church.

The relief items provided at all the camps include drugs, rice, clothes, mattresses, maize, buckets, mats, soap, towel, cooking oil and sanitary items.

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