The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has unveiled plans to distribute relief materials to the hundreds of females liberated by the military from the captivity of terror group, Boko Haram, in their hideout in Sambisa Forest, Borno State.
The military had announced the rescue of 293 women and girls from Sambisa Forest on Tuesday while another set of 160 women and children were freed on Wednesday.
NEMA, in a statement on Thursday by the Information Officer of the North-East office of NEMA, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, stated that “contacts have already been established with the military to deliver immediate relief support to the women that were recently rescued by the troops from the camps of the insurgents in Borno State.”
Ibrahim revealed that the Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, during a visit to the headquarters of the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, said the agency had also commenced a special need assessment of the Internally Displaced Persons, rescued from previously occupied communities in the state, to strengthen humanitarian supports to them.
The NEMA boss, who was represented by the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation. Mr. Udemezue Ezeh, explained that the agency had packaged some relief materials for immediate distribution to the rescued women, urging the military to assist in the delivery of the items to them.
These items, he said, were made up of food and sanitary items.
The General Officer Commanding, 7th Division of the Nigerian Army, who was represented by the Chief of Staff, Brig.-Gen. Hamisu Hassan, appreciated the prompt response of NEMA and assured the agency of necessary cooperation towards supporting the victims.