After Evacuation, NEMA Confirms Plan To Resettle Jakana Residents In Their Community
Mr. Abdulkadir Ibrahim, Information Officer, NEMA Northeast Zonal Office, in a statement said the agency in collaboration with the military has began preparations to return the affected persons to their homes sequel to the completion of the military operation in the area.
According to him, the agency has made adequate arrangements to distribute food and nonfood items to the affected persons, to ease their sufferings caused by the displacement.
“The Nigerian Army and camp management officials at Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp are preparing for the relocation of the evacuated people of Jakana back to their community after conclusion of military operations to flush out insurgents in the area.
“The relocation will begin with evacuation of women, children and the other vulnerable groups before the men.
“Food and non food items were mobilised by NEMA for distribution in Jankana community, to reduce the effect of the disruption of economic activities as a result of the evacuation,” he said.
Naija News reports that the army on April 9, relocated residents of Jakana to Bakassi IDPs camp in Maiduguri for safety due to the ongoing clearance operation against Boko Haram insurgents in the area.
Also confirming, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon has called on the Nigerian government to provide humanitarian assistance for the about 10,000 women, men and children who were forced to relocate to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, from a town 40km away.