NEMA relocates IDPs to new camps in Borno State

Posted by News Express | 3 February 2016 | 3,386 times

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in collaboration with the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) has started moving Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to new camps set up in Ngala, Marte, Bama and Mafa local government areas of the state of Borno State.

The move, according to Abdulkadir Ibrahim, Information Officer, NEMA North East Zone, is part of efforts to depopulate the growing population of in the IDP Camp set up at Dikwa LGA of the state.

“Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Usman Dirkwa, accompanied by chairmen of local governments affected, were at Dikwa, where a team of emergency and humanitarian workers led by zonal coordinator NEMA North-East, Muhammed Kanar, delivered food items and medicaments for the upkeep of the IDPS in their new locations,” Ibrahim said in a statement.

“Buses and trailers were provided to transport the IDPS and their belongings to their local government of origin among the places declared safe by the military,” Ibrahim said.

“NEMA mobile clinic and medical team were on hand to provide medical care while excavators were provided to dig trenches in the new locations to make them more fortified,” he added.

Photo shows NEMA officials documenting the IDPs preparatory to their relocation.

Source: News Express

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