The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday distributed relief materials worth millions of naira to victims of the recent communal crisis in Adamawa.
Presenting the materials in Yola, Alhaji Muhammad Kanar, the North East Zonal Coordinator of the agency, said the gesture was part of Federal Government’s efforts to bring succour to the victims.
“The relief materials donated today are not compensation for what you lost, but humanitarian assistance from the Federal Government aimed at easing your suffering,” he said.
Kanar appealed to the relevant authorities handling the distribution of the materials to ensure that they got to the victims.
Receiving the materials on behalf of the victims, Deputy Gov. Bala Ngrillari, gave assurance that they would reach those they were meant for.
He thanked the Federal Government for the gesture, saying that the state government would collaborate with the Federal Government to maintain peace in the state and the country at large.
The materials included 100 bags of assorted rice, 100 bags of maize, 50 blankets, cartons of cooking oil and 200 rubber mats, among others.
NAN recalls that four people and 258 domestic animals were killed, while 80 houses destroyed when fulanis and Dwade farmers in Namurde and Numa Local Government areas clashed over farmlands.