NEMA Distributes Relief Materials To IDPs in Taraba

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Wednesday in Ibi, Taraba State, distributed relief materials to 272 Nigerians deported from Niger Republic.

According to reports monitored on the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the materials were distributed to the deportees as well as victims of insurgency at the internally displaced persons’ camp in the area.

The Director-General of NEMA, Muhammed Sani-Sidi, who presented the materials to the IDPs in Ibi on behalf of the federal government, told the victims that the Mohammadu Buhari administration was committed to ensuring that peace returned to all communities across the country to enable them settle in their various villages.

He thanked the people of Ibi for hosting the deportees and urged them to continue with the gesture because government was taking necessary steps to resettle all affected persons.

The director-general urged the people to forgive one another and eschew violence for a better Nigeria.



    He said the distribution of relief materials was not a compensation for their losses but government’s effort toward alleviating their sufferings.

    “The relief materials are just a temporary measure to relieve your suffering, pending when government will complete its war against insurgents and other criminals,” he said.

    The caretaker chairman of Ibi council area, Iliya Muhammed, thanked NEMA for responding promptly to the plight of his people.

    Muhammed however appealed to the federal and state governments to expedite action on resettling the deportees and other displaced persons.


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