The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to victims of gunmen’s attacks in four communities in Zango Kataf Local Government Area (KGA) of Kaduna State.
Abani Garki, North West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, who made this known while distributing the materials, said that the items where for Chidok, Sabon-Kaura, Kampani-Amawa and Sako communities.
He said that distribution of the relief items was part of the Federal Government’s efforts to alleviate the plight of the citizens in the states affected by insecurity.
“We are here to sympathise with the people over the unfortunate incident of gunmen attacks that claimed lives and led to the destruction of property worth millions of naira,” he said.
Garki said that the intervention was targeting about 500 households in the four affected communities.
He listed the relief items as 583 bags of rice, maize and beans, 29 bags of salt, 97 cartons of seasonings, 58 bags of sugar and 54 kegs of oil.
Others are 49 cartons of tomato paste, 1,116 mattresses, 1,750 blankets, mosquito nets, 1,000 buckets, 500 pieces of clothing and 1,116 nylon mats.
Garki said that the Director-General of NEMA, retired AVM Muhammadu Muhammed, directed the officials to bring the relief materials to the state, so as to bring succour to the suffering of the people.
“The gesture is not compensation for the loss of lives and property but a token to cushion the effects of the crisis.”
On the living conditions in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps, the NEMA Coordinator said: “After this intervention, we are coming back for a comprehensive assessment of how we can support the IDPs with building materials and livelihood support programme.”
Garki urged the people to embrace peace and live in harmony with one another.
Receiving the items on behalf of the beneficiaries, Amos Magaji, lawmaker representing the Zangon Kataf constituency in Kaduna State House of Assembly, pledged to ensure transparency in the distribution of the items to the beneficiaries.