The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has revealed that the prevalence of insecurity occasioned by incessant attacks by gunmen has continued to affect its operations.This was made known just as the agency distributed relief materials in parts of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states to cushion the effect of the state of emergency imposed on the states.
Speaking to newsmen in Yola, the North East Coordinator of the Agency, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, said that attacks have affected their operations in some parts of Borno and Yobe states as they could not reach to some affected communities that were ransacked or attacked by gunmen. “We have (to) tread with cautious because some places are no go areas,’’ he said,adding that the gesture to assist the affected communities was in compliance with the directives given by President Goodluck Jonathan.
” 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 organized direct distribution of relief materials to victims and those in places where the insurgency activities affected”, Kanar said.
He explained that in Borno, relief materials was distributed in places like Maiduguri, Marte, Baga, Gwoza and Bama while that of 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 in Yola, Mubi and some other places”, Kanar said.
On the issue of flood, the coordinator said all necessary arrangement have been put in place to face the threat in area.
“We have identified safer grounds and camps for communities under threat. In Adamawa for instance, we have 10 sites in Yola alone”, Kanar said.
Kanar said for now the flooding has started along the Komadugu-Yobe River, affecting farmlands in Jakusko and Mobbar Local Government areas of Yobe and Borno respectively.
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