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NEMA to the rescue of Borno, Yobe communities

20 May 2014, 07:37

Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief material to thousands of people displaced by insurgents in five communities in Borno and Yobe States.

More than 15 700 people have received assistance amid rising terror, Sani Datti, Senior Information Officer of the agency, disclosed.

According to him, the affected communities include Chibok, where school girls were recently abducted from their hostels.

There were more than 5 000 beneficiaries in that area.

Other beneficiaries are from Gamboru, which was raided by the insurgents resulting in the loss of lives and destruction of many homes.

Datti said others are Jakana and Mainok in Kaga local government area of Borno State which are located along Damaturu-Maiduguri road and have come under repeated attacks.

More than 4 000 people in those areas benefitted from NEMA donations.

Datti added that the agency also distributed relief items to about 6 000 persons displaced by the insurgency in Goniri community and its environs in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

Director General of the agency, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, represented by the North East Zonal Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, said the relief distribution was approved for the affected communities while the government was doing everything possible to address the security challenges in the areas.

He assured the continued support of the Federal Government towards the rehabilitation of the displaced persons after the return of peace in their communities and urged them to remain law abiding.

On the relief delivery to Chibok, he said it was normal to provide succour to traumatized communities.

– CAJ News


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