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Nigeria: Election Violence - Nema Registers 10,000 Displaced Persons in Bauchi, Yobe

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has claimed that it has registered over 10,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bauchi, Gombe and Yobe states as a result of the post - presidential election violence across the North East Zone.

NEMA in a statement Friday said: "In Bauchi State, there are 4,300 IDPs in Azare, 100 in Alkaleri, 200 in Darazo and 600 in Army Barracks. In Bauchi, there are 90 in Itas Gadau, 1,700 in Jama'are, 400 in Misau and 200 in Giade. Yobe State has about 507 at six small camps in Potiskum and 498 of 49 families in Gombe State."

Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Muhammad Sidi while distributing relief materials to the IDPs enjoined Nigerians to eschew violence in expressing their grievances at all time as such actions are counter productive in our spiritual and economic well being at individual and societal level.