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Widows of slain soldiers get relief materials

12 March 2015, 18:18

Maiduguri - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday presented relief materials to widows of slain soldiers currently fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in Maiduguri.

The Director,  Search and Rescue of the agency, Air Commodore Chris Otegba, presented the materials to Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, the GOC of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri.

Also read: NEMA delivers relief items to Nigerian refugees in Niger

Otegba, who represented the Director-General of NEMA, Sani Sidi, said the action followed directives of President Goodluck Jonathan.

"We are here on the directives of President Goodluck Jonathan to present relief materials to widows of slain officers of the disvision.

"The idea is to lend support to the widows who lost their bread winners.

"The president directed that we should also lend support to the widows in addition to what we have been providing to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to boost the morale of soldiers currently uprooting the insurgents.''

Receiving the items, Adeosun thanked NEMA for the gesture and promised justice and fairness in the distribution of the materials.



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