In continuation of the humanitarian relief assistance to victims of insurgency , the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) today distributed a large consignment of relief items to about 12, 000 persons taking refuge in two camps in Maiduguri following their recent displacement from Bama, Kawuri and Damboa.

The camps are located at the NYSC Orientation camp and Yerwa Government Girls Secondary School Maiduguri and were open to provide temporary shelter for the displaced persons. Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency Muhammad Sani Sidi said at the presentation of the relief items that the Federal Government was concerned about the condition of the displaced persons and committed to doing everything possible to ease their plights. He said the choose of the two camps was based on the facilities and security available.

The DG NEMA who was represented by the Director of Planning Research and Forecasting Dr. Zannah Muhammad said beside the relief delivered to the camps, the Agency would provide further assistance to the people after the restoration of stability and their return back home. He assured the continued support of the agency to the IDPs at the camp and urged the people to remain calm and law abiding.

Receiving the items on behalf of the IDPs, the Chairman of the Borno State Committee on Displaced persons, Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa appreciated the prompt support of the Federal Government towards addressing the plight of the people in the camps. He said the humanitarian intervention from NEMA would go a long way to ease the conditions of the displaced people.

The humanitarian relief delivered to the camps in six trucks are made up of food and nonfood items such as bags of rice, bags of grains, millet, beans, mattresses, blankets, sanitary items, detergents, drugs, clothing for women and children, soap and noodles among others.

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