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Xmas: NEMA holds party for IDPs in Yola


Yola – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday organised a Christmas “get-together’’ for returnee Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yola, Adamawa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the IDPs were largely Nigerians that recently returned from Cameroon Republic.
Speaking during the party, Mr Sa’ad Bello, the agency’s Coordinator in the state, said that the gesture was to give hundreds of the IDPs a sense of belonging.
“This is to show our love and sense of belonging to the IDPs, majority of whom are women and children,’’ he explained.
Bello said the ceremony was organised in all the four major designated camps at Damare, Fufore, Girei and Malkohi camps.
He said the essence of the party was to show togetherness and recognition to the IDPs, especially during this important festive period.
“Similar event was organised for the IDPs during the last Sallah festival.
“The reason behind this event is to show love and identification to the IDPs, especially children among them who found themselves in this condition,” Bello said.
He said eight cows and three sheeps were slaughtered for the IDPs to cerebrate the Christmas festival.
He expressed happiness over the way both Christians and Muslims celebrated the Christmas in the IDPs camps as one family.
Responding on behalf of the IDPs at Fufore camp, Mr Ezekiel Yohanna from Gwoza local government area of Borno, thanked NEMA for identifying with them and their families. (NAN)

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