NEMA: Close to 2m IDPS Live in Formal Camps, Host Communities and Satellite Camps

By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has disclosed that  a total of  1,934,765 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)   are currently living in formal camps, host communities and satellite  camps in the areas liberated from insurgency in North-Eastern States of Borno, Yobe, Taraba, Gombe, Bauchi and Adamawa states.

This was disclosed at the weekend by   Yola Camp Coordinator, Mr.  Saad Bello, who, on behalf of the Director General of  NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi,  took the United States (US) Ambassador to the United Nations (UN),  Ms Samanthan Power, round the facilities at Malkohi  IDP Camp in Yola, Adamawa State at the weekend.

Saad said there were 32 formal camps in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States with a total of 189, 783  IDPs. He gave a further breakdown, saying thayt  Borno has 19 camps with 150, 858 IDPs;  Yobe has 9 camps with 31, 988 IDPs and Adamawa 4 camps with 6, 937 IDPs.

He added that there were 14 satellite camps in liberated communities, mainly in  Borno State   with 216, 184 IDPs. The camps with the highest population are Ngala with 70, 505; Dikwa 53, 636; Bama 27, 000 and Damboa/Sabon Gari  25, 311.

The NEMA Coordinator said that the host communities in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states have a total of 1, 391, 613 IDPs.

According to him, Borno state has the highest number with 1, 158,362; Adamawa 125,689 and  Yobe 107,562.