As President Goodluck Jonathan likely to complete the first leg of his nationwide tours of flood affected states, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the registration of 88740 Internally Displaced Person (IDPs) in Adamawa, Benue and Taraba States where floods were triggered by the release of water from the Ladgo Dam in the Republic of Cameroon.
The IDPs were registered by Emergency and Rescue workers after the floods that consumed houses and washed away farmlands.
In Adamawa State which was worst hit, emergency workers recorded 46,030 Internally Displaced Persons in seven affected local government councils.
In Benue State 19505 IDPs were recorded from six affected local government councils, while in Taraba, the emergency workers registered 23,205 IDPs in camps that are spread in seven local government councils of the state.
The NEMA officials have collaborated with major stakeholders especially the respective State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs), response agencies, Red Cross Society and recognized volunteers in the establishment and management of the camps where the internally Displaced Persons are temporarily accommodated. Relief materials have also been provided to the victims.