Posted: Thursday 4th September 2014 at 8:28 am

Battle For Bama: 26,391 Civilians Flee To Maiduguri – NEMA

FILE PHOTO

FILE PHOTO

The National Emer­gency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday disclosed that 26,391 people have been sacked from their homes in Bama, Borno State, following Mon­day’s fierce battle between military forces and Boko Haram in­surgents.

The North-East Informa­tion Officer of the agency, Ab­dulkadir Ibrahim, said though the displaced Bama residents were still fleeing to Mai­duguri, NEMA had so far placed 26,391 civilians in two Internally Displaced Persons camps (IDPs) within the state capi­tal.

Ibrahim added that the agency had started making arrangements to ensure that the displaced persons were provided with adequate relief materials.

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