The National Emergency Management Agency has deployed a humanitarian team to Benue state to support persons affected by the recent flood that has devastated large part of the state.
Director General of NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja ordered the deployment today, following the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari.
A statement from Sani Datti, Head Media and Public Relations on Friday, said in addition to the officers of the North Central Zonal Office in Jos, who were earlier sent to deliver immediate humanitarian assistance to the affected persons in the various locations and assess the situation, a powerful team left today to help cushion the effect of the devastation and ensure further supports get to the victims.
“As an emergency response, seven (7) 30 tons truck has been despatched to the state and are due to arrive Makurdi on Friday, 1st September, 2017.
“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.” The statement said.