Boko Haram: NEMA Discovered More IDPs Camps By Tom Garba,Yola
The National Emergency Management Agency [NEMA] are on their toes to see to the welfare of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Adamawa state providing many water tankers, ambulances and more personnel’s to the IDPS Centres situated in the state.
Local and international emergencies rescue agencies have taken a detailed assessment of the operations of internally displaced persons camps conducted in Adamawa state by the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNCHR), International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the Nigerian Red Cross, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, NEMA has deployed more personnel, water tank and MICU Ambulance to improve the welfare and management of IDPs in camps within the state.
The Director General, Muhammad Sani Sidi stated that the personnel deployed to the state would help in maintaining proper and modern camp management and camp coordination while the mobile intensive care unit ambulance would be stationed to respond to emergencies in any of the camps. He said the Agency in collaboration with Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency and the Red Cross, were doing all they could to identify those IDPs living in host communities so that they too could benefit from the relief items provided.
Sani Sidi expressed the Agency’s readiness to work with all religious bodies and NGOs in a coordinated manner.
An ad – hoc committee set up by NEMA, headed by Mallam Sa’ad Bello has already commenced operation. IDPs are being re-registered and issued with identity numbers, new camps have been identified in Bekaji area of Jimeta, Numan and Shelleng, and host communities are being accessed.
Relief items have been deployed to those new areas identified.
IDPs in Nyako Housing camp are being moved to other camps with better facilities as there was a constraint in providing better facilities there by the owners of the property.
Although a small number of IDPS have insisted on remaining there after much appeal, they will be provided for in the interim.