The Kaduna State Government on Tuesday donated relief materials to victims of Sunday’s attacks at Ungwan Bido and Ruggan Danbarau villages in the Aso district of Jema’a Local Government Area.
Eight people were killed and four others were injured in separate attacks on Ungwan Bido and Rugan Danbarau on Nov. 29, following a misunderstanding between residents of the two villages.
Mr Abubakar Hassan, Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who donated the items on behalf of the state government, condoled with the affected communities over the incident.
Hassan said that the visit was to carry out an on-the-spot assessment of the affected communities, with a view to bringing more relief materials to enable them to rebuild their homes.
He said that misunderstanding was part and parcel of human relationships, adding, however, that it was how people resolved such misunderstandings that mattered.
Earlier, Mr. Peter Averik, the Chairman of Jema’a Local Government Council, commended the swift response of the state government in providing succour for the victims of the attacks.
Averik, who was represented by the Vice-Chairman of the Council, Mr Micah Ngboni, urged the residents to be peaceful and law abiding, as there could be no development without peace.
He cautioned the people against taking laws into their hands in the face of provocation, while urging them to channel their grievances through available lawful means.
The District Head of Aso, Mr Barnabas Samaila and the Chairman of Miyyetti Allah in Jema’a, Bayero Abdullahi, who received the items on behalf of the communities, thanked SEMA for the gesture.
They pledged to ensure equitable distribution of the relief materials to the victims of the attacks.
The donated items include rice, noodles, groundnut oil, palm oil, clothing, pots, insecticides and mattresses.