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NEMA sets up shelters for 4000 displaced persons

The National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) in Borno state said yesterday that it has set up rehabilitation camp for over 4,000 Internally Displaced Person(IDP’s), who were affacted by the last Tuesday deadly attack carried out by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Kukawa local government area of the state.

Suspected Boko Haram militants had last Tuesday launched reprisal attacks when over 50 gunmen stormed Dumba village and killed 44 civilians while several others were wounded.
The situation had forced the residents to flee into bush and neighboring communities as their houses were allegedly set ablaze by the rampaging invaders.
A statement by the North East zonal information officer of NEMA Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said over 4000 internally displaced persons, most of them fishermen and farmers were registered by the agency.
According to the statement, NEMA’s North East coordinator, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, led other officials of the agency to registered the displaced persosn in a camp set up at the Baga central primary school.
Items provided to the victims according to the statement include mattresses, blankets, clothing materials and food items among others.
Chairman of Kukawa local government, Lawal Alhaji Kole, who received the agency according to the statement, commended NEMA for coming to the aid of the victims by providing them with relief materials.
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