In response to the clash between operatives of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF) and members of radical sect, Boko Haram in Baga, Borno state in which many lives and property were lost, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has deployed a team of its officers and stakeholders to provide medical and relief assistance to the affected people in the area.
At least 180 were killed in the incident that also led to the displacement thousands of residents.
A statement signed by Manzo Ezekiel said the Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi acting on the directive of President Goodluck Jonathan, has directed the department in charge to urgently provide immediate succour to the people.
The NEMA team led by its Director of Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Charles Otegbade, has been dispatched to Baga with necessary medical assistance as well as food items to cater for the displaced persons now taking refuge in various camps.
The statement adds that the team is working together with the Borno State Government.