NEMA Deploys More Field Workers To Borno



The National Emergency Management Agency said on Monday that it had deployed more field workers to Borno to cater for the increased humanitarian needs due to Boko Haram insurgency.

NEMA North East Coordinator, Mohammed Kanar, stated this while briefing journalists in Maiduguri.

Mr. Kanar said the deployment was to boost camp management in the state which had continued to witness daily influx of Internally Displaced Persons from communities being ravaged by the insurgents.

He said that the agency had also sustained its weekly intervention in IDP camps in the state to ensure minimal comfort to the displaced persons.

Mr. Kanar said also that the agency had so far received 306 victims of the Boko Haram insurgents rescued by the military from the Sambisa forest.

He said that NEMA had placed the victims comprising of women and children in a special camp in Maiduguri.

Mr. Kanar said the last batch of 33 rescued victims, made up of women and children, were last week transported to a camp in Yola.

He said that psycho-social support and counselling were being provided for them ahead of their reintegration into the society. (NAN)