Boko Haram: NEMA reaches out to 200,000 vic­tims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ya­haya Ibrahim, Maiduguri

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.

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