From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi Governments through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has distributed relief materials to 900 people displaced by bandits in the State.
Distributing the items to the victims weekend,, the State Chairman of SEMA Alhaji Sani Dododo said that the items is part of the government commitments towards supporting the victims of both flood and bandits across the State.
He added that the items comprises rice, building materials, grains and bags of cement while all the materials will be channeled through the district heads of the villages.
The chairman said that the windstorm destroyed over 300 households in Birnin Kebbi Local Government and some part of the area in Bagudu, Yauri, Koko/Besse and Bunza Local Governments areas of the State while the arrangement had been done to ensure that they all benefited.
He explained further that the committee will visit all the affected local Government areas to ensure that the items have reached all of them.
“We are going to do justice, the traditional rulers were involved in the distributions and other stakeholders in order to put sanity on it” he added.
Dododo who said that the relief materials which comprise of 60 bags of rice, 60 bags of millet, 60 bags of maize, 300 bags of paddy rice and 600 bags of cement, among others will be distributed
He added that the agency recently distributed the relief materials to 900 IDPs in Danko/Wasagu and Zuru LGAs who were dislodged by suspected bandits.
‘The IDPs are victims of banditry who lost their parents and husbands as well as livestock to bandits in Dabai of Zuru LGA and Mairere and Bena, in Danko/Wasagu Local Government area adding that the Government his ready to sponsor and send the affected children to schools from primary to secondary as part of Government support and palliative to the parents.