NEMA distributes relief items to victims of insurgents’ attack in Adamawa

NEMA distributes relief items to victims of insurgents’ attack in Adamawa

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief items to 2,238 victims of Boko Haram insurgents’ attack on Dabna community in Adamawa.


The agency disclosed this via a statement by its Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr Manzo Ezekiel, on Tuesday in Abuja.


The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), which on July confirmed the attack on Dabna in Hong Local Government Area, said that more than 10 people were killed, while many others were wounded during the attack.


The Director-General of NEMA, Mr Mustapha Ahmed, who delivered the items, sympathised with the victims of the attack.


Ahmed, who was represented by NEMA’s Head of Yola Operations, Mr Midala Anuhu, said that the items were approved, after a joint assessment survey conducted with officials of ADSEMA.


“The relief materials were distributed to the 2,238 persons, comprising 373 households.


“The items include 500 12.5kg.-bags of rice, 500 12.5kg.-bags of maize, 500 25kg.-bags of beans, 50 cartons of seasoning, 50 20-litre-kegs of vegetable oil, 100 cartons of powder milk, 100 carton of beverage (Milo), 30 bags of salt and 800 pieces of mattresses.


“Others are 800 pieces of blankets, 800 pieces of nylon mats, 500 pieces of men’s wear, 500 pieces of women’s wear, 500 pieces of children’s wear, 50 rolls of diapers, 100 cartons of toilet soap and 100 cartons of detergents,’’ Ahmed said.


The representative of Dabna community, Mr Simon Buba, who is the District Head of Dugwaba, thanked the Federal Government for the relief items.


Buba, however, appealed for more support to safeguard the community, adding that such aid would facilitate efforts by the affected persons to rebuild their damaged homes and restore their livelihoods.

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