NEMA Distributes Relief Materials To Victims Of Communal Crises In Taraba

By Sylvanus Viashima

Jalingo (Sundiata Post) – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday distributed relief materials to 2100 victims of recent communal crises in some parts of southern Taraba.

Mr Habib Mustafa, Director General of the Agency, who Flagged Off the distribution in Takum said that was committed to alleviating the hardship of the people occasioned by crises in the area.

Mustafa, who was represented by Mr Ladan Ayuba, Head of Operations, NEMA Adamawa/Taraba office said that the agency deemed it necessary to provide both and non items to cushion the effect of communal crises on the people.

Mustafa said the donation and distribution was aimed at bringing succor to those who had been displaced in recent communal crises in this area, the 2100 direct beneficiaries translates into 350 households covering affected local government areas such as Donga, Takum and Ussa, as well as Yangtu Development Area.

He regretted that funds which would have been used for other meaningful development of the people were been diverted by the government for the provision of relief items for victims of intertribal conflicts, and appealed to the affected communities to live in peace with one another.

In his remark, Mr Shiban Tikari, Chairman of Takum Local government commended the for its kind gesture and said that peace had returned to the affected communities.

He advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the items especially, using the building materials for their resettlements.

Mr Philip Nzuwe, one of the beneficiaries who hails from Takum local government thanked the for the kind gesture.

Some of the items distributed were Rice, beans, maize, vegetable oil, tomato pastes as well as building materials such as cement, roofing sheets, ceiling, nails among others.

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