Boko Haram: Over 2,400 Persons Displaced In 2 Weeks
It is just few days into the New Year and more people are again becoming homeless in Nigeria's northeast.
Over a week ago, some terrorists and members of a splinter group of Boko Haram that are affiliated to ISIS attacked Baga a community in Borno State.
It was a fierce battle for the community that was once occupied by the terrorists in the heat of their push for an Islamic State and an end to Western education in the North East region.
Troops of 7 Division succeeded in repelling the attack, but residents ran out of the community.
Now, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has registered 406 displaced households in Maiduguri and some of them are from Baga.
The outgoing Northeast Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Mr Bashir Garga, gave the figure on Wednesday in Maiduguri.
Garga said the agency also profiled new arrivals at the Mogolis Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
He explained that the displaced persons had earlier taken refuge at Baga, after they were initially displaced from their homes at Abadam and Mobbar local government areas of the state.
But the battle put them on the run again.
Garga added that the IDPs were received by Tijjani Tumsa, the Vice Chairman, Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI); officials of NEMA, Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the International Organisation For Migration (IOM).
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that NEMA had earlier registered 2,046 displaced persons at the Bakassi IDPs Camp, Maiduguri, in the last few days.
The displaced persons were forced to flee their homes due to the recent conflict at Kukawa, Baga, and four other communities in Kukawa Local Government Area of the state.
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