NEMA registers 3,200 Baga residents as refugees in Maiduguri

FILE PHOTO: Survivors People fleeing from Baga after Boko Haram attacks.

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Monday said it registered 3, 200 residents of Baga as Internally Displaced Persons in Maiduguri, Borno State.

NEMA’s Press Officer, Manzo Ezekiel, in a statement said a team has been dispatched from Abuja to Borno State to render humanitarian support to the IDPs that fled from the recent terrorists attack.

“The Agency, at the weekend registered 3200 of the IDPs from Baga that are now in Maiduguri and accommodated at the Teachers Village estate where NEMA is providing them with basic supports in collaboration with the Borno State Government,” Mr. Ezekiel said.

Mr. Ezekiel said a new camp created in the state brings the number of IDP camp maintained by the agency to 11.
Extremist group, Boko Haram, seized Baga January 4, driving out government forces.

The group killed hundreds of civilians. Amnesty International said at least 2,000 people were killed, a figure rejected by the Nigerian military which says not more than 150 died.


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