Boko Haram: NEMA reaches out to 200,000 victims
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) office in Maiduguri yesterday said that the agency has so far attended to over 200,000 people out of a total 250,000 victims displaced by recent activities of members of the Boko Haram sect in the North-east.
North-east coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, who spoke while donating relief materials to people recently displaced from some communities in Borno State, assured that the agency will continue to assist victims until they are fully rehabilitated.
The NEMA boss maintained that total rehabilitation of displaced persons can only be done when the crisis is fully over.
“This is because even if the agency is ready to rebuild the razed buildings and resettle the people, it will be hard to convince them to stay as they would be afraid of renewed attacks,” he said.
He added that 2,800 persons will be attended to during the flag-off of direct distribution of relief materials in Maiduguri from the targeted 6,000 persons in the town.