Displaced persons’ number swells to 10,496 in Mubi
No fewer than 10,496 residents of Mubi and its environs now reside in displaced persons camps following the recent attack on the areas by the militant Islamic sect, the National Emergency Management Authority said on Monday.
The agency also revealed that five women gave birth at two of the camps for the Internally Displaced Persons.
In a press statement by the agency’s Senior Information Officer, Sani Datti, it stated, “Following the recent attacks on Mubi town by Boko Haram insurgents, the National Emergency Management Agency and Adamawa SEMA have so far recorded about 10,496 Internally Displaced Persons in five camps situated in Yola south and Fufore.”
Datti, in the statement, said many more people were still pouring into the Adamawa state capital, Yola, from the attacked areas.
The NEMA spokesman said the agency’s Director General, Muhammad Sani Sidi, has assured the people of the agency continued provision of distribution of relief materials to the troubled states of the Northeast.
He said, “The agency, which has been managing IDP camps and distributing relief materials in Adamawa and other states in the North East affected by the insurgency, would continue to establish more camps and provide all the basic needs of the displaced persons.”
Datti said the agency has delivered adequate relief materials to all the established camps in Adamawa State and the new one would be provided with tents.