The Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Damare, Adamawa, is currently hosting no fewer than 152 lactating mothers, 97 pregnant women and 68 unaccompanied children, among other displaced persons.
Manager of the camp, Nurudeen Musa, disclosed this when Chairman, Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Abdul-Aziz Nyako, visited the camp on Tuesday.
He said that the camp was established in 2014 and had so far hosted about 14,000 displaced persons.
The manager said that of this number, only 2000 IDPs were now remaining in the camp as a result of the improvement in the security situation in the North East.
In his remarks, Nyako assured the displaced persons of commitment of governments to their safe return home.
Nyako said government was concerned about their plight and would continue to equip its agencies to carter for their welfare.
He said the senate was looking forward to the passage of the North East Development Commission bill that would guarantee the fast-tracking of their rehabilitation and resettlement.
Nyako, who was taken round the camp, lauded the effort of security operatives, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and other donor organizations in ensuring the welfare of the IDPs.