NEMA Appeals to Victims of Taraba Crisis to Eschew Violence

By Ikenga Chronicles June 30, 2017

NEMA Appeals to Victims of Taraba Crisis to Eschew Violence

The National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA), on Friday appealed to victims of the recent crisis on the Mambilla plateau in Sardauna Local Government Council of Taraba to forgive one another and live harmoniously.

Air Comr. Sony Ohemu, the NEMA Director of Search and Rescue made the appeal while addressing the Internally Displaced Persons in Gembu and Ngoroje camps.

Ohemu told them that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had directed the agency to immediately assess the situation so as to provide the needed relief materials to the victims.

He noted that government was deeply concerned with what had happened and would do everything to prevent a recurrence.

“We are here to assess the situation with a view to quickly providing you with relief materials. We are very sorry for what has happened to you. We are all brothers and must learn to live in peace”, he said.

Responding, the Chief of Mambilla, Chief Shehu Baju commended the Federal Government for the show of concern and quick response to the situation and assured that the traditional council was doing everything to forestall a recurrence.

Baju commended NEMA for its proactive measures to ameliorate the suffering of the people and for taking time to visit the affected areas to assess the extent of the crisis.

The council Chairman Mr. John Yep told NEMA that several persons were displaced and in dire need of assistance as the materials provided by the state government may not cater for the people for long.

Several persons lost their homes to the week-long crisis that erupted on parts of the Mambilla Plateau on the 18th of June, claiming about eighteen lives.