NEMA Says Awaiting Military’s Green-light to Move into Liberated Communities

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has revealed that it was waiting for the green light from the military declaring communities liberated from Boko Haram habitable to civilians before it leads the federal government’s massive rehabilitation and reconstruction plans of the areas.

Speaking in Maiduguri on Saturday during the distribution of relief materials at one of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps, the Northeast zonal coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar said as a result of the gains recorded by the military  in liberating communities under occupation of insurgents in the North-East geopolitical zone, the Director-General of the agency, Alhaji Sani Sidi has given an approval for a massive relief operation to bolster previous interventions in insurgency affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

Kanar, who addressed the IDPs at the Teachers village camp in Maiduguri, said that as soon as the security of communities has been declared safe by the military, NEMA will ensure that the people are resettled accordingly by providing adequate humanitarian services in collaboration with other stakeholders.

The relief materials distributed include food and non-food items like medicaments for the camp clinics.

The agency also provided books and other educational aid materials for the schools in the camps.

Kanar, said the ongoing relief operations will be continuos process as camps will be visited weekly with relief materials from the agency.

It can be reported that the stores in the camps (managed by camp officials including representatives of the IDPs) were stockpiled with foodstuff to ensure that the kitchens do not run out of food supply.

It will be recalled that camp management activities led by NEMA in conjunction with other stakeholders in humanitarian services commenced in 2014 as a result of influx of displaced persons from Boko Haram captured territories into Maiduguri.

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