Boko Haram

Monguno residents flee to Maiduguri for refuge


Following the Boko Haram attacks on Sunday at Monguno northeast Maiduguri, NEMA has reported that about 5,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) has been registered by them on Monday.

This was contained in a statement by the NEMA North-East Zonal Information Officer, Mallam Abdukadir Ibrahim, in Maiduguri on Monday.

"The North-East office of NEMA in conjunction with the Borno Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), has so far registered 5,000 IDPs trooping into Maiduguri following last Sunday's attack on Monguno, headquarters of Monguno Local Government Area.

"A state government housing estate under construction on Gubio Road, Maiduguri, has been converted to a refugee camp for the IDPs," Ibrahim said.

"Emergency workers have moved to the camp to provide water and medicals to the displaced persons on arrival.

"Initial needs assessment has been conducted and efforts are being made to provide the needs," he said.

The information officer said NEMA was making efforts to provide the IDPs with tents, bedding and foodstuff which, according to him, were their immediate needs.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that hundreds of insurgents using sophisticated weapons launched attacks on Monguno, destroyed property, killed and injured scores of residents of the town

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