The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it distributed relief materials in parts of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe to cushion the effect of the State of Emergency imposed on the states.
The North-East Coordinator of the agency, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola on Monday.
Kanar said the measure was in compliance with President Goodluck Jonathan’s directive to provide succour for people in the states affected by the state of emergency proclamation.
“As you know the president has directed that measures should be taken to cushion the effect of the state of emergency.
“Even before the president’s directive, the Director-General of the agency, Mohammed Sani Sidi, has directed us to act.
“So, we organised direct distribution of relief materials to victims and those in places affected by insurgency activities,’’ Kanar said.
The coordinator said that in Borno, relief materials were distributed in places like Maiduguri, Marte, Baga, Gwoza and Bama.
He said the distribution of the relief materials in Damboa would be done at a later date.
“In Yobe, we gave relief materials in places like Gashua, Damaturu and Potiskum, while in Adamawa, we presented relief in Yola, Mubi and some other places,’’ he said.
On the issue of flood, the coordinator said all necessary arrangements had been put in place to tackle the threat in the sub-region.
“We have identified safer grounds and camps for communities under threat. In Adamawa, for instance, we have 10 sites in Yola alone.’’
He said for now, the flooding had started on the Komadugu-Yobe River.
Kanar said the flooding was already affecting farmlands in Jakusko and Mobbar Local Government Areas of Yobe and Borno, respectively. (NAN)