Banditry: Zamfara govt distributes relief materials to victims

The Zamfara Government on Sunday distributed food and non food items to victims of bandits’ attack in Anka and Bukkuyum Local Government Areas of the State.

Hajiya Faika Ahmad, Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, who inaugurated the distribution exercise in Anka, said the gesture was to mitigate the sufferings of the displaced persons.

Ahmad said that many households were displaced when bandits sacked villages on Thursday, forcing them to take refugee for sometime before returning to their homes.

She said that government would scale up emergency response services to assist the affected persons to resettle in their communities.

”We are waiting for the report of the Damage Assessment Committee to enable us know what the areas they need assistance,” she said.

The Commissioner said the roofing sheets, wood, cement and other building materials would be provided to the victims, to enable them to rebuild their homes and resume normal life.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items distributed include 300 bags of rice, 300 bags of maize, 200 bags of sorghum and millet as well as 30 bags of sugar.

Other items included vegetable oil; pam oil, seasoning, cups, plates and used clothes.

In their seperate remarks, the Emirs of Anka and Bukkuyum, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmed and Alhaji Muhammad Usman, lauded the gesture.

They commended the security agencies for their efforts towards protection of lives and property, and urged their subjects to support them. (NAN)