The Executive Chairman of Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State, Hon. Umar Ali Kyari has said that since Boko Haram terrorists have completely taken over the Secretariat of Nganzai Local Government Area.
Speaking with journalists in Maiduguri, the chairman lamented that the displacement forced by Boko Haram was further compounded by a strange fire that razed the Nganzai Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp last week.
He reported that the fire caused a displacement of not less than 1,200 Guzamala.
His words: “Recall that in the year 2018, we in Guzamala Local Government Area jubilated when troops accompanied us including 6,000 IDPs back to Gudumbali, the headquarter of Guzamala Local Government, we couldn’t stay there for long, as Boko haram dislodged troops and the civil population.
“Precisely on 20th, June 2018, we were forced out of Guzamala and now taking refuge at various camps in the state.
” Since then, Guzamala Local Government Secretariat and administrative works have been operated temporarily in Nganzai Local Government Area.
“My people are in a very difficult situation compounded with last week’s fire outbreak which took place in Nganzai Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp. In that fire incident, at least more than 1,200 people of Guzamala are now homeless with no food or means of livelihood.
“Although the state government under the leadership of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) is doing the best to mitigate economic hardship faced by my displaced people taking refuge in Nganzai, Monguno, Maiduguri, Gubio among other relatively safe places, I want to appeal to other Humanitarian agencies such as National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the North East Development Commission (NEDC) to quickly provide relief items to the victims of fire incident in Nganzai”. He said.