Minna – The Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has said that more than 335 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were residing in the state.
NSEMA’s General Manager, Alhaji Mohammed Shaba, said this in an interview with newsmen in Minna, Niger State.
He said majority of the displaced persons were victims of terrorism from the North-East.
“There are 107 displaced persons from Kalaah, Hong and Madagli in Adamawa State living in Gurara Local Government area, while 288 from Gwoza in Borno are in Shiroro Local Government.
“Those living in Gurara local government, said they are with their Christian relatives under the leadership of Rev. Enoch Mark, camping in Dikko central Primary School.
“Those in Shiroro local government who are predominantly fishermen, women and children from Doron Baga, chose the area to enable them continue their fishing trade.”
Shaba disclosed that some of the victims residing in Gurara lost their sight from bomb blast, while some suffered from tuberculosis.
He said the Agency in collaboration with Gurara local government contacted some health workers to conduct medical test and treat them accordingly.
The general manager however said the IIDPs still require urgent medical care and relief materials.
He called on the state government to build a permanent IDP camp to accommodate those from the state.
Shaba said the agency had taken measure to encourage the IDPs to return to their states.