In a press statement released today, Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), says it registered 3200 internally displaced persons over the weekend, following a Friday attack in Borno State by Boko Haram militants.
Local residents of Baga, who fled following the recent rise in violence, are now being accommodated at the Teachers Village estate in Maiduguri, Borno State. NEMA has dispatched a team from Abuja in order to maximize support to recently displaced persons in this new camp, the newest of 11 camps under its monitoring.
Read the full press statement below.
Baga Update: NEMA registers 3200 IDPs, strengthens supports
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has dispatched a team from Abuja to strengthen the provision of humanitarian supports to the displaced persons from Baga, Borno State that have fled from the recent insurgency attacks in the town.
The Agency, at the weekend registered 3200 of the IDPs from Baga that are now in Maiduguri and accommodated at the Teachers Village estate where NEMA is providing them with basic supports in collaboration with the Borno State Government. The creation of the new camp brings to 11 where NEMA has been supporting the IDPs with food and non-food items. The other IDPs in the camps are from towns and villages in the state which had been previously displaced by the insurgency.
The NEMA special intervention team is led by the Director of Search and Rescue to join the staff at its zonal office in Maiduguri to strengthen the humanitarian intervention of the Agency in the state.