NEMA says insurgents displaced 500 people in Damboa

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ABUJA – Agency (NEMA) said on that said over 500 indigenes of Damboa in Borno had fled to Gombe following insurgents attack in area. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Sani Datti, NEMA’s Information Officer, in Abuja. statement said NEMA in collaboration with Gombe State Agency (SEMA) registered over 500 people taking shelter in area. According to statement, Internally Displaced Persons (), have being stranded in motor parks and expressway in Gombe, are evacuated and registered in camps provided by the agency.

[eap_ad_1] It stated that the Assistant Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, Mr Saidu Minin, represented NEMA’s Director-General, Muhammad Sani-Sidi, in a visit to the camp, urged the to be law abiding. He reiterated the agency’s continued support for people in distress. The agency distributed food and non-food items, including blankets, mattresses, nylon mats, bucket, towels and sanitary pads to the . The others were rice, maize, sugar, millet, beans, powdered milk, and vegetable oil. Also, the Executive Secretary SEMA in Gombe, Dr Danlami Rukuje, commended NEMA for its prompt in providing succour to the . Rukuje said the state overwhelmed with the large influx of people from neighbouring of Yobe and Borno. He said the , before the recent attack, had registered 7,770 were living with relatives in communities in Gombe State. (NAN)