By Joy Baba
About 6, 000 persons displaced by the recent armed attacks on their communities in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State were at the weekend provided with relief assistance by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Gulak, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State where they are presently taking temporary shelter.
The relief items said to be made up of food and non-food items were distributed to the displaced persons in the premises of Madagali Local Government Secretariat in Gulak.
NEMA press officer, Manzo Ezekiel, in a statement said Deputy Governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Bala James Ngillari led officials of the state government, NEMA and other response agencies in the distribution of the items to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Ngillari sympathized with the IDPs and assured them of government support towards addressing their plights and finding lasting solution to the security challenges in the areas.
The statement also said the North East zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar said the NEMA’s Director General had dispatched the relief items as approved by the Federal Government for the immediate distribution to ameliorate the suffering of the people.
It will be recalled that the residents of Izghe and several communities in Gwoza Local Government of Borno state came under armed attack last week during which many lives were lost and most of the survivors fled to the nearby Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The incident occurred few days after similar attacks in Konduga and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno State.
“In each situation, the National Emergency Management Agency has been prompt in the provision of relief supports to the affected persons” the statement added.