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NEMA Confirms Exodus Of North East Residents Seeking Refuge In Plateau


Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

Following the security challenges facing the North Eastern part of the Country, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North Central zone, said over 35,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Adamawa, Yobe, Borno and Taraba States have fled to Plateau State due to the raging attacks.

This was contained in a press statement signed in Jos, the Plateau capital by the NEMA Zonal Information Officer, Audu Yohanna.

“A comprehensive assessment by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) indicates that the IDPs are camping in different locations across 5 Local Government areas of Plateau State” Yohanna specified.

He added that the displased were in Wase, Kanam, Shendam and Mikang Local Government Areas, while 11,000 were in different locations across the four Local Government Areas.

According to him, Adamawa State alone has, 24,000 IDPs were presently camping in different locations across Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas.

The NEMA Zonal Information Officer also revealed that the agency has compiled the needs of the IDPs and had sent report to its Director General for immediate release of relief materials to ameliorate their situation.

He further disclosed that the IDPs, dominated by women and children fled the troubled States as a result of the recent renewed attacks by the insurgents.

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