Management Agency NEMA, has donated trailer load of assorted relief materials valued several millions to Nimbo community, in Uzo-Uwani council area of Enugu recently attacked by suspected fulani herdsmen.
The Tide correspondent reports that the Monday, 25th April early morning attack,which left scores dead, hundreds displaced and many battling for survival at different hospitals in the state,has remained point of national discourse.
Presenting the relief materials to the devastated community yesterday, Director- General of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammad Sani Sidi, who sympathised with the people, said the federal government shares in their grief and pains.
The NEMA chief, condemned the attack, describing it as a barbaric act.
Sidi, represented at the event by South- East Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, 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”
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, ESEMA officials.