Following the communal conflicts that affected several communities in Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau State, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has delivered relief assistance to provide immediate succor to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the area.
Delivering the items to the IDPs in the camp at Pilot Central Primary School, Mabudi, the headquarters of Langtang Local Government Council, Director General of NEMA Muhammad Sani Sidi said the Federal Government was concerned about the condition of the displaced persons therefore had approved the materials to provide them with the immediate succor.
The DG NEMA who was represented by the Director of Search and Rescue Air Commodore Charles Otegbade said the Federal Government was committed to support the IDPs with necessary humanitarian assistance to return to their normal activities.
He said in addition to the rapid relief assistance, NEMA would undertake detail assessment to identify further necessary supports to them. A Member of the House of Representatives from the area Ms Beni Lar who witnessed the distribution of the relief assistance appreciated the Federal Government for the prompt response by NEMA in providing succour to the displaced persons in her constituency. However, she requested for more supports to enable early recovery of the IDPs.
She urged government to expedite action in resolving conflicts between farmers and nomadic herdsmen in the country. She urged Non-Governmental Organizations to complement the humanitarian gesture of the government by also providing assistance to the displaced persons in Langtang and the other local government areas that were affected by the communal conflicts. Responding on behalf of the IDPs, the Galadiman Mabudi Mr Gambo Jonah also thanked the Federal Government for the relief materials provided to the IDPs.
The relief materials distributed were food and non-food items including bags of rice, blankets, sanitary materials and mattresses. Manzo Ezekiel Press Officer, 2nd July 2013 08028419313