Adamawa, NEMA to close IDP camps Dec. – Official
The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) will close down all Internally Displaced Persons camps in the state by the end of December.
Alhaji Haruna Furo, the Executive Secretary of ADSEMA made this known in an interview with newsmen in Yola yesterday.
Furo said the decision followed recent massive evacuation of IDPs by the Borno State government back to their homes.
He said the agencies were also acting in compliance with the deadline given to the Nigerian Army to end Boko Haram insurgency by December.
“Following the massive evacuation of the IDPs back home from designated camps by the Borno State government, ADSEMA and NEMA, which are managing the camps, decided to close the IDPs camps by the end of December 2015,” Furo said,
Furo who is also the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, said the three major camps at the NYSC Orientation camp in Malkohi and Fufore now have less than 2,000 IDPs each.
He said available records showed that there were between four and five thousand Internally Displaced Persons in all the camps across the state.
According to the Permanent Secretary, the Borno government has given the assurance that the remaining IDPs would be evacuated in a few weeks.
He confirmed that the agencies had already begun dismantling empty tents and other structures at Fufore, Malkohi and the NYSC camps.