NEMA To Assist Communities Liberated From Insurgents

NEMA To Assist Communities Liberated From Insurgents

By Agency Reports on February 18, 2015
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NAN – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has started reaching out to communities liberated from Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa, a statement said.

The statement was signed by Malam Sani Datti, a Senior Information Officer of the agency, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 .

It said this was part of efforts to assist and rehabilitate victims of insurgency in communities in Adamawa and other states as directed by President Goodluck Jonathan.

“The Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, has set up a committee to carry out assessments and determine the immediate needs of people displaced by insurgency.

“These are people who are now returning to their respective communities upon the restoration of peace and order by the military,” it said.

It said the committee was mandated to rehabilitate the returning victims.

According to the statement, Seven of the eight local government areas occupied by Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa had been liberated by the military.

They are: Mubi North, Mubi South, Hong, Gombi, Maiha, Ganye and Michika local government areas.

Datti said the committee had started consultation and rehabilitation work in Gombi Local Government Area on Tuesday.

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