Adamawa, NEMA to close IDP camps Dec. – Of­fi­cial

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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.


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