The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has presented relief materials to over 1,000 individuals and organisations affected by bomb blast, insurgency attacks and fire disasters in Gombe State, recently.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the affected groups comprised those affected by the bomb blast at Dukku Motor Park and fire disaster in some areas of Gombe metropolis and Billiri town.
Others are: victims of insurgency attacks in Gombe metropolis, Dadin Kowa, Hinna and Kwadon towns of Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking during the presentation ceremony in Gombe on Thursday, the Head of Operations, NEMA, Gombe, Alhaji Ahmed Minin, said the materials were to serve as succour and not compensation to the victims.
Minin urged the victims to ensure judicious use of the items and not to sell them.
He said the Director -General of NEMA, Alhaji Sani Sidi had approved 200 bundles of roofing sheets; 100 bags of 3” nails; 100 packets of zinc nails and 300 pieces of ceiling nails for victims of insurgency attacks in Gombe, Dadin Kowa and Kwadon.
According to him, victims of bomb blast at Dukku Motor Park Gombe metropolis were allocated 100 bundles of roofing sheets; 50 packets of roofing nails; 30 packets of 3” nails; 100 piecess of ceiling board and 100 bags of cement.
Minin also said that victims of fire disaster in some parts of Gombe metropolis were given 100 packets of nylon mats; 100 packets of mattresses; 200 pieces of mosquito nets; 50 pieces of guinea brocade and 100 pieces of wax print material.
Others are: 100 bundles of roofing sheets; 500 bags of 3” nails; 600 bags of cement and 500 packets of zinc nails and 500 pieces of ceiling board.
In a message, Dr Arabs Rukuje, Executive Secretary, Gombe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), thanked the Federal Government for the intervention.
Represented by Alhaji Mohammed Garba, Head of Relief and Rehabilitation of SEMA, rukuje told the victims that the gesture was not to replace the lost items but to cushion the effects of the damage done to their property.
The District Head of Bogo in Akko Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Baddi Galadima-Umar, advised the beneficiaries to use the items judiciously and not to sell them. (NAN)