The war against insurgents has led to some people being displaced from their homes.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Saturday that it had begun the distribution of food items to communities affected by the current State of Emergency in Yobe.
Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the NEMA North East Information Officer, said this in a statement in Maiduguri.
Mr. Ibrahim said the gesture was part of the agency’s mandate of assisting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country.
“This is in continuation of the agency’s mandate of providing succour to IDPs in areas affected by the declaration of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states,” he said.
He said that the local councils which got the items included Gaidam, Tarmuwa (Babban Gida) and Yunusari.
Mr. Ibrahim said the items distributed Included rice, millet, guinea corn, noodles, sugar, salt, milk, vegetable and palm oil.
“The distribution of food items and drinking water to communities affected by the state of emergency is a continuous exercise.
“Some LGAs in Borno, comprising Marte, Bama, Gwoza and Maiduguri metropolis have already been covered by the exercise,” he said.
Mr. Ibrahim added that NEMA had also distributed similar items to communities in Yola North and Mayo Belwa councils of Adamawa.
“The distribution began in Marte on May 23 by the Zonal Coordinator, Muhammed Kanar, in New Marte.
“NEMA team has been received warmly by the locals in all the locations visited while their leaders expressed appreciation to the agency for providing the food items at the time of their need,” he said.