By Ruth Oketunde
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief items to 2,238 victims of Boko Haram attack at Dabna community in Adamawa.
The agency said this in a statement by its Head of Press and Public Relations, Mr Manzo Ezekiel, on Tuesday in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) had on July 7, confirmed the attack on Dabna in Hong Local Government Area of the state.
It said that more than 10 people were killed, while many others were wounded.
NEMA’s Director- General, Mr Mustapha Ahmed, delivered the items and sympathised with the victims.
Represented by the Agency’s Head of Yola Operations, Mr Midala Anuhu, Ahmed said the items were approved based on joint assessment conducted with officials of ADSEMA.
“The relief materials were distributed to the 2,238 persons comprising 373 households.
“The items include 500 (12.5kg) bags of rice, 500 (12.5kg) bags of maize, 500 bags (25kg) bags of beans, 50 cartons of seasoning, 50 (20litres) kegs of vegetable oil, 100 cartons of powder milk, 100 carton of beverage (Milo), 30 bags of salt and 800 pieces of Mattresses.
“Other are 800 pieces of blankets, 800 pieces of nylon mats, 500 pieces of men’s wear, 500 pieces of women’s wear, 500 pieces of children’s wear, 50 rolls of diapers, 100 cartons of toilet soap and 100 cartons of detergents,’’ Ahmed said.
Representative of Dabna community, Mr Simon Buba and District Head of Dugwaba, thanked the Federal Government for the relief items.
Buba, however, appealed for more support to safeguard the community and enable the affected persons to rebuild their damaged homes and restore their livelihoods. (NAN)