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Relief as Borno IDPs receive aid

16 January 2015, 13:24Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has delivered relief material to thousands of people displaced by the recent terror attack in some local government areas in the Borno State.

Sani Datti, the Senior Information Officer of the agency, said the aid had been distributed to internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Baga and Kukawaareas.

NEMA North East Zonal Coordinator, Muhammad Kanar, presented the relief material.

Kanar said the items were meant to alleviate the suffering of the victims and reiterated  the agency’s readiness to continue providing support to the victims in distress.

He also sympathized with those that lost their loved one and properties during the attacks.

Also Read: Agency caters for thousands fleeing terror in Baga

Executive Chairman of the Kukawa Local government, Alhaji Musa Buka, commended the Federal Government for the relief assistance to his people.
He urged them to embrace peace as they sought refuge at the camp.

The items delivered/distributed include bags of rice, maize, corn and beans as well as instant noodles, soap and detergent.

Clothes, mattresses, cutlery, mats and blankets were also distributed.

Kanar meanwhile said NEMA, in collaboration with the Red Cross and Borno Emergency Management Agency had registered 3 600 internally IDPs from Kukawa local government area.

They have sought sanctuary in the Teacher Village Camp Maiduguri following the attacks by the Boko Haram sect.

- CAJ News


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