- The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), with the support of the presidency, will on Tuesday, August 14, send relief materials to victims of violence in Zamfara
- Mallam Sulaiman Muhammad, the agency's coordinator in Sokoto operations office, made this announcement on Monday, August 13
- Muhammad said that the gesture was aimed at supporting the victims and reducing their plight, adding that the federal government is on the move to intensify security in the state
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated eight trucks of relief materials to about 29,000 victims displaced by bandits in seven villages and towns in Anka Emirate, Zamfara.
The NEMA coordinator, Sokoto operations office, Mallam Sulaiman Muhammad made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Monday, August 13.
Sulaiman said the items comprised assorted grains, clothing materials, cosmetics, and toiletries among others.
According to him, the acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and NEMA's director-general are expected to flag off the distribution of the items to IDPs in Talata-Mafara local government area of the state on Tuesday, August 14.
The coordinator said the gesture was aimed at supporting the victims and ameliorating their suffering. He urged the IDPs to remain calm as federal government was working hard to end the insecurity in the state.
Sulaiman thanked the state government and traditional rulers in the state for their commitments in supporting the IDPs.
In a related development, NAN reported that two children were killed in Anka IDPs’ camp as a result of cholera outbreak.
The Emir of Anka and chairman Zamfara council of chiefs, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmad, made this known on Sunday, August 12, during the presentation of relief materials donated by Anka Emirate Foundation to IDPs in Anka.
However, he said the outbreak had been contained due to the intervention of the foundation and other stakeholders, especially the “Doctors Without Borders”.
Similarly, the Emir called on the federal government to provide permanent security base in Anka to enhance sustainable peace and stability in the state.
NAN reported that the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons had registered 38,000 IDPs in Maradun and Zurmi local government areas of Zamfara.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported that the Zamfara state commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson, announced that some personnel had been deployed to Sikida and Gyadde villages of Gidan Goga area of the state after suspected bandits invaded the villages.
NAIJ.com gathered that Ebrimson on Thursday, July 19, said a police patrol team responded swiftly to the distress call of attacks. He said the bandits fled after killing three persons, following the arrival of the security operatives.
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