Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced distribution of relief materials to fleeing residents of Baga.
Baga few days ago came under the attack of Boko Haram, leading to residents of the town fleeing to Maiduguri, Monguno in Borno State and neighbouring countries.
It is believed that over 50,000 persons fled the town and neighbouring village in Kukawa local government as military operations to retrieve back the area continued.
NEMA has already distributed relief materials to more than 20,000 persons, who were displaced from the troubled area and accommodated at Gubio and Teachers Village camps in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
Speaking at the Teachers Village camp during the distribution of the relief materials to the newly displaced persons from Baga, the head of the Special Intervention Team to Borno State, Air Commodore Akugbe Iyamu, Director Search and Rescue NEMA who represented the Director General of the agency, Mustapha Maihaja, said the intervention become necessary as thousands of people continued to flee into Maiduguri from the troubled spots.
Iyamu, who distributed the relief items directly to the displaced persons, noted that the special intervention is a continuation of the agency’s efforts at alleviating the plight of the victims of insurgency.
He said the process of integrating the IDPs into monthly feeding scheme has already commenced and assured them of the agency’s continuation of monthly distribution of the food items.
The food and non-food items distributed to the IDPs included rice, beans tomatoes food seasoning and beverages.
Others include mattresses, mosquito nets, buckets, blankets clothes, nylon mats and toiletries.