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NEMA Donates Relief Items To Blast Victims, IDPs In Yobe

Posted: Oct 22, 2015 at 9:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has visited the families of those affected in the multiple explosions in Damaturu and donated food and non-food items to alleviate their sufferings.

The agency made the visit on Wednesday, three weeks after multiple explosions rocked Damaturu, Yobe State capital, killing 18 people.

NEMA also visited the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in Kukareta of Damaturu in efforts to reduce hardship faced by the people who recently relocated to the town in the wave of attacks from different parts of the state and neighbouring Borno State by the Boko Haram militants.

The NEMA Coordinator in Yobe State, Bashir Garga, said the food and the non-food materials cost the agency N5 million.

While at the residence of those killed in the blasts, Garga said that nine members of a family were killed in the blast, which rocked a local settlement on the outskirts of Damaturu with few survivors mostly children and their bread winners lying in the hospital and in dire need of assistance.

The Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Yobe State chapter, Khalil Mohammed, expressed appreciation to NEMA, United Nations High Commission for Refugee and the authority of the Damaturu Specialists’ Hospital for their relentless assistance to the blast victims, who are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.

At the IDP camp at Kukareta, Bashir Garga said that the agency would continue to respond to immediate cases by providing food, shelter, and hygienic needs of the displaced in line with the international best practices.

Items distributed to the IDPs include; rice, millet, maize, guinea corn, bedding, vegetable oil, palm oil, blankets and detergents.

The beneficiaries expressed appreciation to NEMA for their relentless efforts in alleviating their sufferings.