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Insurgency: More IDPs camps close in North-East

By Kingsley Omonobi, Abuja

With the successes being recorded by the military on the war on terror in the North-East, more Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camps have been closed .

Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Mohammad Sani-Sidi made the disclosure when he received the Executive Secretary of the newly established Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC), Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (rtd) in his office.

“Following the successes being recorded by the Nigerian military who are prosecuting the counter insurgency operation, some IDP camps have been closed. In Adamawa State for instance the camps have been collapsed from eleven to six. It is expected that more camps in other affected areas will be collapsed or closed as soon as it is practicable” Sani-Sidi said.

“There are currently 22 camps in operation while about 1.4 million IDPs have been recorded by the government.  Of this number of IDPs, ninety percent are victims of insurgency while majority of them are from Borno State” he added.


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