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1390 Displaced From Gwoza Now Taking Refuge In Maiduguri

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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1390 displaced people from Ngoshe, Agapalwa-Gava, Chikide-Duhode-Kughum and Ashigashiya wards of Gwoza Local Government Area are taking refuge in Maiduguri after escaping from their villages following Boko Haram attacks who destroyed their homes and setting ablaze their places of worship.

Members of the four communities who made their plight known to newsmen in Maiduguri through Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume at a joint press conference also said 132 victims killed in the recent attack on the four wards have been buried at their different villages.

"We want the the world to know our plight and to render any type of assistance they can to these refugees so that they ease the hardships they sre undergoing".the Senator said.

"The members of Gwoza community you see here are made up of religious leaders, traditional rulers and respected elders are just representatives of the various communities to show the world that we are united in our suffering" he said.

"As we speak to you now some people who escaped to the hills who are wounded are dying from thirst and some have bled to death. We are calling on the government and military to help secure our area so that we can go and bury our dead who are still lying out there," he said.

The Gwoza community members expressed gratitude to the state government for all the assistance it has rendered so far but stressed that securing the area is their most important requirement now.

Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume also called on NEMA to assist the people and reduce their hardship.