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NEMA lauds support received for terror refugees

16 March 2015, 08:58 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has welcomed the role played by youth and civil society organisations in distributing relief material to victims of terrorism in areas the military recently liberated in the North-East.

Zonal Information Officer of NEMA in North-East, Abdulkadir Ibrahim disclosed that the contributions of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members and other groups including Red Cross and Civilian JTF had improved the relief distributions in various camps.

As a result of the recent gains recorded by the military in liberating communities under occupation of insurgents, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) engaged the service of the corps members and other volunteer groups in the massive relief operation in various internally displaced persons’ camps to bolster previous interventions in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.

These are the states hardest hit by the terror the Islamic militant Boko Haram sect has been unleashing over the years.

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Meanwhile, addressing internally displaced persons in one of the camps in Maiduguri, the Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Muhammed Kanar said, “As soon as Nigerian troops recover and rehabilitate communities from terrorists and guarantee security of life and property, NEMA collaborates with the stakeholders in ensuring that the people are resettled by adequate provision of humanitarian services.”

It was reported more truckloads of relief material had been transported to various rehabilitated communities and internally displaced persons in the North-East.

The items include food, medicament, bedding, clothing and soaps among others.

“While the agency provides books and other educational aids for the schools in the camps, the youth corps members teach pupils and students in the Internally Displaced People Camps in various communities,” Kanar added.

- CAJ News

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