700 000 displaced in Boko Haram terror crisis
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA – LATEST figures from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) reveal that about 700 000 people have been internally displaced as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.
These have been displaced in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
The Northeast zonal office of the agency disclosed that figure represent the total number people assisted with both food and non-food items to alleviate the effect of the crisis on them.
NEMA revealed that Adamawa had 160 198 internally displaced persons (IDPs), Yobe had 116 536 while Borno had the highest number of IDPs- 402 039.
The agency stated that the list continued to grow by the day as people continued to find their ways into the camps established for the IDPs in the three states.
The agency said as at November 16, Adamawa had six camps as Borno had 12.
– CAJ News
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