Mubi Update : NEMA registers more than 6,000 children, 11,000 other displaced persons in Yola

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, says more than 17,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, have been registered in six camps in Yola.

The agency’s Spokesperson, Sani Datti, said in Yola on Tuesday that more than 6,000 children were among the IDPs.

Mr, Datti said that the agency, in collaboration with the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency and the Nigerian Red Cross were managing six major camps.

He said “The present figure of IDPs so far as captured by NEMA shows those stationed in various camps in Yola and the figure stands at 17,045.

“Out of the figure, more than 6,000 are children,” Mr. Datti said.

The spokesperson said the major camps include the one at Nyako Housing Estate with a total of 2,325 IDPs in which 493 were women and 317 were men, while 1,515 were children.

Other camps include Daware camp in Fufore Local Government with a population of 3,070 IDPs, of which, 817 were women, 532 men and 1,721 children.

Malkwohi camp in Yola South Local Government has a total of 513 IDPs with 102 women, 71 men and 340 children.

He said that in the COCIN Church camp, there were 132 IDPs with 50 women, 22 men and 60 children.

At the Girei Local Government Area Primary School, a total of 2,005 IDPs were in camp, comprising 715 women, 350 men and 940 children.


nlng Campaign AD

Mr. Datti said that the biggest and largest IDPs camp in the state was that of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, camp at Bajabure village, where 9,000 people were accommodated, including over 2,300 children.

“Right now, we are still waiting for the arrival of some IDPs who ran into Cameroon during the recent attack on Mubi town and other towns.

“In fact, we have started erecting tents for them,” Mr. Datti said

He appealed to IDPs, especially those living with either their relatives or host communities, to come out and register at nearest camp, saying that government had provided enough relief materials to carter for the needs of the IDPs. (NAN)


PT Mag Campaign AD

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.