NEMA Distributes Relief Materials To Victims Of Bokkos, Barkin-Ladi Attacks

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has delivered relief materials for distribution to persons affected by the recent attacks on some communities in Bokkos and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State.

Humsimedia gathered that the materials were delivered in line with NEMA’s mandate to save lives in disaster and emergency situations.

A statement signed by Manzo Ezekiel, NEMA’s Head of Press Unit of NEMA made available to the press said the items consisted of foods including bags of rice, beans and garri, cartons of powdered milk beverages, tomato paste and seasoning cubes.

Others were bags of iodized salts and kegs of vegetable and palm oil.

The non-food items were cartons of detergent and toilet soap, bundles of mosquito nets and blankets.

NEMA also delivered to the victims, pieces of foam mattresses, nylon mats, plastic buckets and cups.

The Agency had provided some building materials to build VIP toilets at the camps for the displaced persons.

Recall that Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima had directed during his visit to Plateau State last week, that NEMA should provide relief materials to cushion the impacts of the attacks.

The Governor of Plateau State, Mr Caleb Mutfwang personally supervised the distribution of the relief items to ensure equity and fairness amongst the displaced persons.

NEMA’s Director General, Mustapha Habib Ahmed in the wake of the unfortunate incident, deployed senior directors led by the Director Planning Research and Forecasting, Dr Onimode Abdullahi Bandele to Plateau State to coordinate assessment and provide support to the affected persons.

Through its North Central zonal office, NEMA had been working with other stakeholders and the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency in continually providing basic support to the persons displaced by the sad incident and those receiving treatment in various hospitals in the State.


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