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NEMA distributes water to communities

24 May 2013, 13:10

Maiduguri - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it had started distributing drinking water to communities affected by the current state of emergency to reduce their suffering.

Malam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, NEMA's North East Information Officer, said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Friday.

"Sequel to the declaration of State of Emergency and the imposition of curfew in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

"The North East office of NEMA has embarked on distribution of drinking water to communities affected in the three states," Ibrahim said.

He said that the agency had also dispatched its 'search and rescue officers' to provide first aid services in the areas following the deployment of the military to fight the insurgents.

"The agency, in pursuit of its mandate of providing succour to the distressed, has dispatched officers of the Search and Rescue Department to areas under curfew to provide first aid treatment and drinking water as the need arises.

"Dozens of rescue teams have been mobilised in case of eventualities," Ibrahim said.



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