NEMA, military begin SAR operation to airlift trapped flood victims in Anambra


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Military’s Disaster Response Unit (DRU) have commenced an aerial view operation to ascertain persons displaced or trapped by the rising floods in Anambra.

Mr Thickman Tanimu, the Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, South-East, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Awka.

“Search and Rescue (SAR Operations) has commenced today. The Military DRU has engaged and has started ‘Air Recce’ or Aerial view to collect imagery intelligence of the affected communities.

“The delay in the arrival of the relief materials is due to the flood disaster that cut off the Abuja – Lokoja road and the security situation due to the Monday sit-at-home in the South East.

“The relief material will hopefully arrive on Tuesday and be ready for delivery directly to victims.

“These items are meant to complement the efforts of Anambra State Government in providing immediate succour to victims and aid their speedy rehabilitation,” he said.

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