By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has responded to the recent attack on Tawari community in Kogi Local Government Area of kogi State with delivery of humanitarian support to provide succour for the affected victims.
Director General of NEMA Engr Mustapha Maihaja presented the humanitarian support to the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Mr Edward Onoja who received the items on behalf of the victims in a brief ceremony at the community.
Maihaja who was represented by Assistant Director Relief and Rehabilitation Mr Godwin Tepikor sympathized with the victims and requested the state officials and community leaders to cooperate with NEMA staff for direct distribution of the items to the intended beneficiaries.
Responding, the Deputy Governor of Kogi State Edward Onoja appreciated NEMA for the prompt response and assured that the items would be distributed to the affected persons only.
This was contained in a statement signed by Manzo Ezekiel, Press Officer said Onoja advised the beneficiaries not to sell the relief items as this may defeat the good intention of the Federal Government towards their plights.
About 3000 persons were displaced by the recent attack on the Tawari community where 25 lives were lost and about 207 buildings destroyed.
The humanitarian supports delivered by NEMA to the community were 750 bags of cement, 750 bundles of roofing sheets, assorted bags of food stuffs as well as building materials and household items.