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NEMA gives relief materials to 263 people in Gombe

08 August 2013, 13:00

Gombe - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it presented relief materials to 263 people displaced by flood in Burari Village of Dukku Local Government Area of Gombe State.

The Assistant Head of Operations of the agency in Gombe, Hajiya Zainab Umar, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gombe on Thursday.

Zainab said no fewer than 63 households were displaced by flood in the village and the local government, through the Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), informed NEMA of the incident.

She said further that officials of SEMA and NEMA had assessed the damage after which the Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, directed the presentation of the materials.

According to her, the items delivered include maize, rice, millet, sugar, mats and mosquito nets, among others.

She urged the people to take the disaster as a natural occurrence, adding that the government could not pay for the loss they incurred in the disaster.

NAN recalls that the flood, which occurred about three weeks ago in the night, swept away household items and other property of some residents of the area.

Some of the victims have been at the camp in Burari Primary School since the disaster occurred, while some have also been accommodated by neighbours in nearby communities.

-    NAN

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