Insurgency: ‘How NEMA Could Rehabilitate Displaced Persons’

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday said the rehabilitation of over 250,000 displaced persons in the North-eastern region of the country due to the insurgency in the area could only be done after the crisis is over.


Speaking in Maiduguri while giving relief materials to people recently displaced from various communities in Borno State, the North-eastern coordination of the agency, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, said the rehabilitation of the displaced persons back to their homes can only be done when the crisis is fully over and the security of the people is assured.


He said even if the agency was ready to build the razed buildings and resettle the people back, it was going to be hard to convince the people to stay as they would likely be afraid of renewed attacks.


Kanar while assuring the displaced persons that the agency was ready to continue to make relief materials available to them until they are fully rehabilitated, disclosed that the agency have attended to over 200,000 persons of the total 250,000 persons displaced in the troubled region.


He said often was ongoing to reach out to everyone, insisting that no one will be left out in the government’s gesture.


Kanar explained 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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