By Salisu Sani-Idris
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has distributed food and other items to more than 20,000 new Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) in Borno.
Malam Sani Datti, NEMA’s Head of Media and Public Relations, in a statement, said the IDPs are taking refuge at Gubio and Teachers Village Camps, Maiduguri.
He explained that a Special Intervention Team, led by Air Commodore Akugbe Iyamu, the Director in charge of Search and Rescue , who represented the Director-General, Mustapha Maihaja, presented the items.
Iyamu noted that the special intervention was in continuation of the agency’s efforts at fulfilling its mandate.
He further explained that the food and other items distributed to the IDPs included rice, beans, tomatoes, food seasoning, beverages, mattresses, mosquito nets, buckets, blankets clothes, nylon mats and toiletries .
The process of integrating the IDPs into monthly feeding scheme, he added, had already commenced.