NEMA Deploys Team to Benue

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The National Emergency Management Agency on Friday disclosed that it had deployed a humanitarian team to Benue State to support persons affected by the recent flood that devastated large parts of the state. NEMA in a statement in Abuja by its Head Media and Public Relations, Sani Datti said that following the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, DG, NEMA, Mr. Mustapha Maihaja sent a reinforcement of another contingent of humanitarian officers headed by Director (Search and Rescue), Air Commodore Paul Ohemu from the Headquarters in Abuja and had been despatched to the State, in addition to the officers of the North Central Zonal Office in Jos, to deliver immediate humanitarian assistance to the affected persons in the various locations and assess the situation for further supports, adding,  “As an emergency response, seven 30 ton trucks had been dispatched to the state and are due to arrive Makurdi on Friday, 1st September, 2017”. He however, sympathised with the affected people and assured that NEMA would work closely with the Benue State Government  in providing them with the necessary succour.