Maiduguri- The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it had established contact with the military towards providing support to hundreds of women rescued from insurgents hideout in Sambisa forest in Borno.
This is contained in a statement signed by NEMA’s North East spokesman, Malam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, on Sunday in Maiduguri.
“NEMA has established contacts with the military to deliver immediate relief support to the women that were recently rescued by the troops from camps of the insurgents in Borno,” Ibrahim said.
He said that NEMA’s Director-General, Alhaji Muhammad Sidi, had last week sent a team to visit the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri to begin procedures for providing support to the women.
“The DG, who was represented by the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, Mr Udemezue Ezeh, said at the meeting that the agency had prepared some relief support for immediate distribution to the rescued women.
“Ezeh presented the items to the military and requested their assistance in the delivery of the items to the women,” Ibrahim said.
He said that the items presented included food materials and sanitary items.
“The General Officer Commanding of the division was represented by the Chief of Staff Brig.-Gen. Hamisu Hassan at the meeting.
“Hassan appreciated the prompt response of NEMA and assured necessary cooperation towards the support of the women,” Ibrahim said.
He said that Ezeh also visited some IDP camps in Maiduguri to assess the level of NEMA’s intervention before leaving for Abuja.
“At the various camps hosting the rescued IDPs, Mr Ezeh expressed satisfaction with the arrangements and cooperation among the stakeholders including the state officials.
“While flagging off the distribution of more relief support for the IDPs, he assured that efforts would be made to address some of the identified challenges at the camps,” Ibrahim said.(NAN)