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Herdsmen Attack: NEMA Donates Relief Materials To Nimbo Community, Enugu


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu

ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated assorted relief materials to Nimbo community, in Uzo-Uwani council area of Enugu State recently attacked by the suspected Fulani herdsmen.

It would be recalled the community last week Monday, April 25, was early in the morning attacked, leaving scores dead, hundreds displaced and many battling for survival at different hospitals in the State. The latest attack and the previous have remained in the front burner of the national discourse.

Presenting the relief materials to the affected community Monday, NEMA Director- General, Alhaji Mohammad Sani Sidi, who sympathised with the people, said the Federal Government (FG) shares in their grief and pains.

The NEMA Chief condemned the attack, describing it as a barbaric act.

Sidi, who was represented at the event by South- East zonal NEMA Coordinator, Mr. Martin Ejike Udeinya, said the gesture was in line with the agency’s mandate of responding to disaster affected communities in the country.

“We are here today to present relief materials to Nimbo community after carrying out a comprehensive assessment of the damage done to the area recently.

“These items, we help to cushion the event of the damage in the community”, the Coordinator stated.

He disclosed that a “five-man committee made up of NEMA, Red Cross, NSCDC, ESEMA and the police have been set up to ensure judicious and transparent distribution of the items to the real victims”

Some of the materials donated to the community includes, food stuff such as rice, beans, garri, drugs, toiletries, foams, blankets, plastics buckets, plates amongst other items.

NEMA, was accompanied on the visit by Red Cross and Enugu state emergency management Agency and ESEMA officials.

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