The number of internally displaced people in Borno State has risen to about 140 000 as residents flee rising terror in the capital.
The numbers have steadily increased as residents of Damboa town have also fled the area after terrorists suspected to be members of Boko Haram attacked the town last Friday night.
The new influx has added to the already list of thousands of refugees housed in various camps run by
the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Maiduguri.
Some of the fleeing residents of the town who fled to Maiduguri told journalists that the insurgents were
known to always come back and attack the towns.
“We believe that they will soon come back to Damboa and we do not want to be caught unaware because the brutal killing and bloodshed of citizens is really getting out of hand.
Also speaking to journalists the spokesman of the Northeastern zonal office of NEMA, Abdul Kadir Ibrahim,
said there were adequate provisions in place in Maiduguri to accommodate the internally displaced people from Damboa.