Boko Haram: NEMA resumes activities in displaced persons’ camps

FILE PHOTO: A cross-section of internally displaced persons
FILE PHOTO: A cross-section of internally displaced persons

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said on Sunday that it has resumed weekly supply of relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons camps in Borno, following the successful conduct of the 2015 general polls.

The NEMA North East Coordinator, Mohammed Kanar, stated this at the end of a stakeholders meeting in Maiduguri.

Mr. Kanar explained that the agency had suspended its operations during the polls to avoid politicisation.

“We had to stay back for a while, because a number of polling units were located at the camps.

“We do not want to be involved in the politics at the camps during the elections,” he said.

The official said that NEMA, however, continued to provide essential materials at the camp even during the polls without any noise.

“Although we rushed in to provide some materials at the Lamisla Primary School to the IDPs from Northern Borno who were displaced few days to the election.

“We felt that the best thing was to suspend large scale distribution of relief materials to avoid politicisation,” he said.

Mr. Kanar said that with the elections over, the agency has mobilised to the camps to continue its intervention.

“Last week we presented trailer loads of food and non-food materials to IDP camps in Dalori, the NYSC camp, among others.

“We have just received 10 new tents from the head office for onward distribution to some IDP camps like the Federal Training Centre Dalori where the rescued Bama residents are being kept,” he said.

Mr. Kanar assured that NEMA would supply mattresses and mats to the camps to take care of new inmates.


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