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NEMA Takes Relief Materials To Chibok

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, (THEWILL) â€' In order to mitigate the suffering, pains and trauma of most parents in Chibok, Borno State, whose daughters were abducted by Boko Haram gunmen over a month ago, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has taken relief materials to the town for distribution to the traumatised parents.

NEMA, which also promised to rehabilitate the abducted children as soon as they are returned and reunited back with their families, said in a statement issued in Maiduguri, the state capital, by the agency's Northeast regional Information Officer, Mallam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, that the materials were distributed to over 5,300 persons in the town.

Ibrahim, who disclosed to journalists that NEMA took the materials to Chibok, last Thursday , listed the relief materials distributed to include mosquito nets, wax prints, soap, detergents and food items.

He however disclosed that the food items and other relief materials were distributed not only to the families of the abducted girls but to the entire community since the incident has affected the commercial activities of everybody in the town.

The NEMA spokesman said the agency did not find it easy getting foodstuff and other materials to the area as trucks conveying the items are allegedly being waylaid by the insurgents on the roads leading to the town.

He said the Northeast Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, promised Chibok residents that since the agency has the mandate to rehabilitate the abducted children, it will do this as soon as the girls are returned.

The Zonal Coordinator, according to the statement, also urged parents of the abducted girls to continue to be law abiding as everything was being done to ensure the safe return of the girls.