NEMA to distribute relief materials to former Boko Haram captives

By Post Nigeria April 30, 2015 18:31

NEMA to distribute relief materials to former Boko Haram captives

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has disclosed plans to distribute relief materials to the hundreds of women and children liberated by the Military from Boko Haram captivity recently.

The Military, via its official Twitter handle, earlier revealed that its counter terrorism squad rescued 293 women and girls from the Sambisa forest on Tuesday, with another 160 women and children freed on Wednesday.

The Information Officer of the North-east office of NEMA, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday saying, “contact has already been established with the Military to deliver immediate relief support to the women that were recently rescued by the troops from the camps of the insurgents in Borno State.”

Ibrahim disclosed that the Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, during a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, said the agency had also inaugurated a special needs assessment programme for the Internally Displaced Persons liberated from previously occupied communities in the State to strengthen humanitarian supports to them.

The DG who was represented by Mr. Udemezue Ezeh, Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, explained that the agency had packaged some relief materials for immediate circulation to the rescued women, urging the Military to lend a hand in the delivery of the items to them.

According to Eze, the care packages were made up of food and sanitary items.

The General Officer Commanding, 7th Division of the Nigerian Army, who was represented by the Chief of Staff, Brig.-Gen. Hamisu Hassan, lauded the timely response of NEMA.