National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North Central Zonal office in collaboration with Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (PLASEMA), Local Government Emergency Committee and the Nigerian Red Cross on 29th January 2024 carried out a joint on the spot assessment in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, where renewed communal attacks took place between Monday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd Jan 2024 respectively.
The Zonal Coordinator Mr. Eugene Nyelong led a team for the assessment from the office in collaboration with the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (PLASEMA) , International Organization of Migration (IOM), Faith Based Organization (FBO) with the Red Cross to the areas affected in Local Government Area to ascertain the level of destruction with a view to provide Federal Government support to the affected victims of the crisis.
The team was conducted round the affected areas by Henry mangai, the Admin Officer of the Local Government Area with security personnel from the Nigerian Army.
The assessment revealed that many houses, vehicles, businesses and places of worship including Bungha-Dawo Jumma’a Mosque and COCIN LCC2 Church Lahil all in Mangu town were destroyed and burnt to the ground.
Most of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs,) are presently camping at Pilot Primary School Mangu. At the time of the visit, 12 IDP camps have already been established and most of the injured victims on admission in the various hospitals within Mangu town and those with life threatening injury are in the State and teaching hospitals in the State capital and others as far as Bauchi. The Injured currently in hospitals in Plateau, excluding those taken to Bauchi are 86, Confirmed death are about 96, and
houses affected are of 476 .