Floods: NEMA deploys humanitarian team to Benue

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has deployed a humanitarian team to Benue State to provide support to persons affected by the recent floods that affected some parts of the state.

The Director General of NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja ordered the deployment on Friday following the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement by Sani Datti, Head Media and Public Relations on Friday, said in addition to the officers of the North Central Zonal Office in Jos, who were earlier sent to deliver immediate humanitarian assistance to the affected persons in the various locations and assess the situation, a powerful team left today to help cushion the effects of the devastation and ensure further supports get to the victims.

“As an emergency response, seven (7) 30 tons truck have been dispatched to the state and are due to arrive Makurdi on Friday, 1st September, 2017.

“A reinforcement of another contingent of humanitarian officers headed by Director (Search and Rescue), Air Commodore Paul Ohemu from the Headquarters in Abuja has been despatched to the State,” the statement revealed.

According to the statement, the DG also sympathized with the affected people and assured that NEMA would work closely with the Benue State government in providing them with the necessary succour.



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