By Ndahi Marama, MAIDUGURI
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has begun routine food distribution for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in various resettlement camps, host/liberated communities in Borno State.
This was disclosed in a press statement by the Zonal Principal Information Officer, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, on Saturday.
The statement read: “Millions of IDPs in Borno State have been receiving food items provided by NEMA as support for victims of insurgency.
“North-East Zonal Coordinator of the Agency, Lydia Madu Wagami who is leading the Food Distribution Team, FDT, had within last week successfully conducted the exercise in host communities.
“They include three liberated areas of Jakana, Mainok and Benesheik town, with a total of 35,508 households benefitting from the gesture.
“The food items were approved for distribution by the Director-General NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Habib Ahmed, as part of the Federal Government’s efforts to support the Borno State Government, under the leadership of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum in easing the hardship of IDPs displaced by insurgents.
“Each household will get a ration of a bag of beans, rice, maize and condiments like seasoning, such as salt, tomato paste and cooking oil among others,” Ibrahim stated.