The number of Internally Displaced Persons in the northern part of the country have increased rapidly, as residents of Mubi town flee their homes over consistent attacks by militants.
Many families and residents of Mubi town in Adamawa state have over the past three days, fled their homes to the state capital, Yola where the existing camps are over populated as more displaced persons pour in.
Heavy traffic build up major roads into Yola as fleeing residents trooped in, with reports of a raging battle between members of the sect, Boko Haram, and the Nigerian military.
Many of them, who fled with little or nothing in their possession, say they hid in bushes for three days to avoid being killed by the militants who also attacked the Polytechnic in Mubi town.
Meanwhile many of these displaced persons who have no where to go, end up at the NYSC orientation camp in the city, which is one of the very few camps for Internally Displaced Persons arising from the continued insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country.
Feeding, bedding, sanitation and security are grossly inadequate, as the displaced persons grow in number, the availability of these basic needs become more daunting.