Adamawa IDPs in Camps: Tip of an iceberg!

I was born and brought up in Mubi, the hub of the northen Adamawa Senatorial district. An antient town with rich historic trade ties linked to as far as Central Africa and directly supporting the commercial city of Kano.
Its cosmopolitanism afforded us unique opportunities of understanding the meaning of globalisation from birth. With education and further exposure to the outside world, I still hold the dream that this now fast growing town will some day outgrow Kano City.
As I was born after the Nigeria's independence, I grew up believing that October 1st is as sacred as the religious' days celebrations. The traditional institution supporting our culture and social network is strong, reputable and highly respected to this day. The Mubi Emirate, which is adopted as the Adamawa North Senatorial District is made up of Madagali, Michilka, Mubi North, Mubi South and Maiha Local Government Areas (LGAs). The 2014 projected population of the area was above a million people.
Then the story of Boko Haram invading Kunduga, Bama and later Gwoza in southern Borno State heralded the influx of alians and refugees into Mubi in late year 2013 in their thousands.
International Rescue Committee (IRC) arrived and adviced supporting displaced persons at designated camps. Kolere Primary School in Mubi North and Lamurde Primary School in Mubi South were converted into the temporary IDP camps. However, the facilities to support life like running water, toilets/bathrooms, cooking areas etc were absent. The Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isa Ahmadu, set up a committee and lauched an appeal fund that raised money for the initial upkeep of the over 5,000 IDPs in the two capms. IRC supported the provision of water, toilets and many dignity packages all through until October 2014.
Madagali fell to Boko Haram in September 2014, shortly thereafter Michika and Bazza also fell. I was forced to evacuate my aged mother and her dependents and my sick elder brother out of Mubi on 8th October. I lost him the following morning. Two weeks later, Mubi fell to the insurgents and they overran many towns and villages, ending up occupying entirely seven nothern LGAs...
...to be continued.