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NEMA deploys humanitarian team to assist flood victims in Benue


The National Emergency Management Agency has deployed a humanitarian team to Benue state to support persons affected by the recent flood that devastated a large part of the state.

Director General of NEMA Engr. Mustapha Maihaja said that following the directive of  President Muhammadu Buhari, 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.
This is 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 support.
As an emergency response, seven (7) 30 tons trucks have been despatched to the state and are due to arrive Makurdi on Friday, 1st September 2017.
He also sympathized with the affected people and assured them that NEMA would work closely with the Benue State Government to provide them with the necessary succor.

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