Borno state has been the hardest hit state by the insurgency group Boko Haram and in the last few days the Nigerian Army have battled the terrorist group for control of Monguno.
After three days of fighting on the outskirts of the state capital, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has come out to say that 8,000 internally displaced people who fled Monguno have been registered by the agency.
The agency revealed this figure through its North East Zonal coordinator, Mr Mohammed Kana even as NEMA works hand in hand with the Red cross to battle the influx of IDP’s into Maiduguri.
According to the information officer of NEMA; “We want to also use the opportunity to inform all the fleeing residents of Monguno that government in collaboration with other humanitarian agencies are committed to addressing their pathetic situation”
Conflicting reports from various sources in Borno make it almost impossible to ascertain whether or not Boko Haram is indeed in control of the area and if the Nigerian troops have withdrawn.