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SEMA Denies Food, Water Shortage In Yobe’s IDPs Camps

Posted: Oct 19, 2015 at 3:11 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Mohanned Abubakar, Damaturu

Yobe State Emergency Relief Management Agency (SEMA) has refuted the allegations that the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camps in Yobe State lack food and water.

Addressing journalists at the weekend, the state SEMA Executive Secretary, Musa Idi Jidawa, said Yobe was serious about the welfare of the IDPs across the state and beyond.

His words: “The administration of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has committed resources on the improvement of the welfare of the IDPs in the state. Those making the allegations are not residing in the state. Go to Pompomari IDP camp and see if they lack water or food. They are living comfortably; we adequately provide them food, water and health care.”

He added that the IDPs living in Bukar Ali Primary Camp were also comfortable.

“We equally have IDPs living comfortably at Kukareta, Gujba Local Government Area.”

He further explained that the agency in collaboration with NGOs cares for the IDPs in 15 centres in 15 local government areas.

“We promptly supervise and cushion the hardships of the IDPs spread across the nine states of the federation; namely: Gombe, Kaduna, Borno, Jigawa, Bauchi, Adamawa, Taraba, Kano and Plateau states, respectively”.

He urged the people to disregard the allegations, describing it as mischief aimed at creating confusion among the public.