NEMA supplies more relief materials to victims of attack in Kaduna

NEMA supplies more relief materials to victims of attack in Kaduna

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Wednesday supplied more relief materials to the victims of Godogodo attack in Jamaa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Malam Musa Illalah, the North-West Coordinator of NEMA, handed over the materials to Bege Katuka, the interim chairman of Jamaa Local Government Area in Kafanchan, for distribution to the victims.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that people of the area were attacked on Oct. 15 by suspected herdsmen in which no fewer than 20 people were reported dead.

Illalah said that the gesture was not compensation for the loss of lives and property, but a token to cushion the effects of the crisis.

He said that the agency had two weeks ago provided some relief materials to the victims, but needed to do more in view of the people’s demands.

Some of the items include 100 bags of rice, 200 bags of maize, 100 bags of guinea corn, 50 cartons of tomato paste and salt.

Other are 200 bundles of roofing sheets, 100 packs of roofing nails, 500 blankets and clothing.

Illalah, however, condoled with the Kaduna State Government and its people over the loss of lives and property to the crisis.

While receiving the items, Katuka thanked NEMA for the donation, saying that the agency’s prompt response was an indication that Nigeria has “a caring government’’.

He said that with tolerance and peace, there would have been no need for the relief materials.

Katuka told management of the agency that a committee had been set up to ensure that the materials reach the victims. (NAN)

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