Fidelity bank banner Camano banner
Boko Haram displaces 1,636 in Baga (Borno)

By News Express on 07/01/2015

Views: 5,386


At least 1,636 people have been internally displaced since Boko Haram militants attacked the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in Baga, a border town in Borno State in Nigeria’s troubled North-East region.

“We have registered 1,636 people who fled Baga and some adjoining towns like Monguno and Doron Baga to Maiduguri,” Abdulkadir Ibrahim, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), told reporters in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State, on Tuesday.

He gave the breakdown of the IDPs as 1,172 males and 464 females, including many children.

The spokesman said that efforts were being made to provide the IDPs with proper facilities such as shelter, food and medicine.

“Those that are sick have been given medical attention while all the stakeholders in emergency management are doing what they can to attend to the need of the people,” Ibrahim said.

He also said that plans are afoot to repatriate Nigerians who had fled the violence in the country’s North-East to neighbouring countries like Chad and Niger.

“NEMA team was (recently) dispatched to Chad, Cameroon and Niger to ascertain the number of Nigerians displaced and are in these countries,” he said.

“Those who are willing to come back will be evacuated to Nigeria with the assistance of the host countries,” the spokesman added.

Dozens of soldiers and militants were reportedly killed in a daring attack by Boko Haram militants on MNJTF in Baga earlier this week.

Nigeria’s defence chief Alex Badeh confirmed the attack earlier Tuesday but brushed aside requests for any details.

MNJFT, established mid 1990s, is a military outfit comprising troops from Nigeria, Niger and Chad to check cross-border crimes. Its briefings now include counter-terrorism into the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives and displaced millions across the region and beyond.

•Adapted from an Anadolu Agency report. File photo shows innocent Nigerians fleeing from Boko Haram attack.

Source News Express

Posted 07/01/2015 11:20:55 AM

 


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Nigeria is ripe for e-voting, Zinox Boss Leo...

Another millionaire emerges in Fidelity Bank promo

Court reserves judgment in two appeals filed by...

Contempt: Former minister asks court to send Lai...

I will appoint ministers in September —Buhari •Gives...

NDLEA arrests 103 suspected drug traffickers

Risks expert predicts fast rise in use of...

Nigeria to host first international sea trade convention...

Entrepreneurs urged to embrace innovation

Chibok parents disown ‘rescued Chibok girl’, say she’s...

Kwara 2019: Let’s reset the button! By Abdulrazaq...

Lagos records 6.6 million voters

 

Latest News Rerun Polls: Ganduje storms back to victory in Kano Ohanaeze, Arewa youths at war over 2023 presidency Kano rerun: Returning officers allegedly abscond with results sheets Alleged serial killer, 4 others arrested in Lagos No curfew in Kano: Police EFCC declares ex-NIA DG Ayo Oke, wife wanted HEDA seeks probe of suspicious land allocation to Ministers, presidential aides, others •List of the who-is-who suspects New minimum wage — Obiano issues matching orders to IGR agencies to raise N1.4b in revenue Supplementary Elections: We would have expected better management of the Polls — Atiku Imo Supplementary Election: PDP wins 4 out of 5 LGAs Lokpobiri to Dickson: I won’t come to your commission of inquiry NAUTH hands over 10 staff to police over N15m fraud

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (461,992 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (410,930 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (347,066 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (297,735 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (262,034 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (236,761 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (222,958 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (204,691 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (193,061 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (178,450 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (177,121 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (176,059 views)

 

NLNG call for entries

CBN banner

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (81) Business & Economy (4,101) Business Verdict (60) Columnists (1,008) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (598) Features (729) Global Business Monitor (327) ICT Monitor (27) International (3,215) Interview (174) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (153) Maggie's Blog (194) News (44,185) Opinion (1,206) Pidgin (17) Politics (10,339) Religion (963) Sports (1,929) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera