NEMA delivers relief items to Dikwa IDPs
In continuation of efforts to bring succour to distressed inhabitants of liberated communities affected by insurgency in the North east, the Zonal Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Maiduguri Mohammed Kanar has led a team of emergency workers and other stakeholders to deliver relief materials in Dikwa Local Government Council of Borno State.
According a Statement by Abdulkadir Ibrahim, Information officer NEMA North East, the items distributed to the internally Persons include food, tents, medical supplies, firewood, cooking utensils, clean water among others.
Thousands of visibly elated residents lined the streets to welcome the team which included representatives of international bodies like UNICEF and Red Cross.
Local government health workers embarked on erection of tents, immunisation of children, and administration of drugs to those requiring medical attention.
In his address Mohammed Kanar said that internally displaced people would soon return to their homes after the security personnel would have given the clearance. He said: “As soon as final clearance is received from the military, rehabilitation of structures destroyed by insurgents will be done to enable the displaced communities to return to their homes.”
This is the second time NEMA has taken relief items to Dikwa of recent. More liberated communities in Bama, Gwoza, Askira Uba, Marte and Baga LGAs are expected to benefit from operations of such nature.