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NEMA Receives 2,046 IDPs In Borno State Within 24 Hours



Four Million More People Displaced in 2021, Humanitarian Workers Say

More IDPs Storm Borno State

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has officially registered about 2,046 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 24 hours in Borno state.

The IDPs had their personal biodata and other vital information officially documented during the registration and profiling exercise carried out by NEMA on Tuesday.

It was gathered the IDPs are from Kukawa, Kauwa, Doro Baga, Kekeno and Bunduram Communities in Baga Local Government Area of the state.

The registered IDPs were from 204 households of the five communities, which have been affected by the deadly activities of Boko Haram insurgents, PR Nigeria gathered.

Officials of NEMA, alongside their counterparts from the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) received the displaced persons at the Teachers’ Village IDP Camp in Maiduguri, Naija News gathered.

Meanwhile, the Zonal Coordinator of NEMA in the North East region Bashir Idris Garga has called on motorists and the general population to be vigilant in this yuletide season to prevent accidents on highways and ensure hitch-free celebrations.

He gave the advice while flagging off the Eagle-Eye oration in Maiduguri, and called on the communities to report strange individuals and suspicious movements to appropriate security agencies to avert terrorists’ attacks.

In addition, Garga also called for care in this harmattan season and provided fire safety tips and general awareness on the need to be proactive on the issue of precautions to prevent fire outbreak in IDP camps and homes.

Naija News reports that Operation Eagle eye is an annual event organized by NEMA in collaboration with other relevant stakeholders as part of preparedness and disaster risk reduction activities to ensure effective response during the yuletide.