In a petition signed by the convener of CEPEACECODE Dr Joseph Gimba and addressed to the Director General (DG) of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja, Gimba alleged that the IDPs in Taraba have not received any support from NEMA for a long time while those on Adamawa last received food items about two months ago and have not received non food items for several months.
Gimba urged the NEMA DG to take urgent steps to address the challenges of the IDPs in line with the mandate of agency for the sake of humanity.
“A look at the NEMA Warehouse speaks volume of these neglect and lack of regular approval being given to the zonal offices to supply food and none food items to IDPs.
“That for the past two years, your agency did not distribute none food items like slippers, mattresses, blankets etc to IDPs in Yola, while you have not distributed food items for the past two months.
“Base on our findings and interview with the leadership of the IDPs, we pose to write to your good office to take immediate actions on the above actionable areas for the sake of humanity within a reasonable time.
“Our organization will be left with no option but to organised civic action to drum this inhuman neglect.”
Blueprint reportsl that IDPs in Jalingo recently said they were dying of starvation while some of the children on the camps suffered from severe acute malnutrition.