NEMA Provides Assistance To The Plateau State’s Attack Victims

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

The materials were delivered in line with NEMA’s mandates for timely intervention to save lives in disasters and emergencies. These consisted of food items that included bags of rice, beans and garri, cartons of powdered milk beverages, tomato paste and seasoning cubes. Others are bags of iodized salts and kegs of vegetable and palm oil.

Mr Manzo Ezekiel, Head, of Press Unit, NEMA, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.⁣

The non-food items are cartons of detergent and toilet soap, bundles of mosquito nets and blankets. Also delivered are pieces of foam mattresses, nylon mats, plastic buckets and cups. Moreover, the Agency has provided some building materials to build VIP toilets at the camps for the displaced persons.

Recall that Vice President Senator Kashim Shettima had said during his visit last week to Plateau State that NEMA should provide relief materials to cushion the impacts of the attacks. The Governor of Plateau State Mr Caleb Mutfwang is personally supervising the distribution of the relief items to ensure equity and fairness amongst the displaced persons.

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

NEMA through its north central zonal office has 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.