NEMA, SEMA Assess Mangu Crisis With 96 Deaths, 86 Injuries, 476 Homes Destroyed

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North Central Zonal office in collaboration with Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (PLASEMA), Local Government Emergency Committee and the Nigerian Red Cross on Monday, carried out a joint on-the-spot assessment in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Renewed communal attacks took place in the area between Monday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd January 2024.

The injured currently in hospitals in Plateau, excluding those taken to Bauchi are 86, confirmed deaths are about 96, and houses affected are 476.

The Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Eugene Nyelong led a team for the assessment from the office in collaboration with the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (PLASEMA), International Organization of Migration (IOM), Faith Based Organization (FBO) along with the Red Cross to the areas affected in the Local Government Area to ascertain the level of destruction with a view to provide Federal Government support to the affected victims of the crisis.

The team was conducted round the affected areas by Henry Mangai, the Admin Officer of the Local Government Area with security personnel from the Nigerian Army.

The assessment revealed that many houses, vehicles, businesses and places of worship including Bungha-Dawo Jumma’a Mosque and COCIN LCC2 Church Lahil all in Mangu town were destroyed and burnt to the ground.

Most of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs,) are presently camping at Pilot Primary School Mangu.

At the time of the visit, 12 IDP camps have already been established and most of the injured victims on admission in the various hospitals within Mangu town and those with life threatening injuries are in the State and Teaching hospitals in the State capital and others as far as Bauchi.

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