Kasim Sumaina in Abuja
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it delivered 1,460 bags of assorted food items on behalf of the Federal Government for the feeding of about 80,709 Nigerian refugees, mostly from Borno State, in the Republic of Cameroun.
It stated that the Nigerians who were displaced by Boko Haram insurgents are taking shelter in Minawao and other locations in the far north region of Cameroun.
Head, Media and Public Relations, NEMA, Sani Datti, disclosed these through a statement made available to the media in Abuja.
According to it, “The Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi, who was represented by the agency’s Director of Search and Rescue, Air Commodore SBB Muhammad, handed over the items to officials of Cameroun for onward presentation to the United Nations High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR) which has been managing the camp.
He said the items were meant to provide succour to the Nigerian refugees.