In Kaduna, government assures IDPs of interventions to alleviate their plights
By Unekwuojo. O
July 29. 2020- As banditry and communal clashes continue to rise in Nigeria’s Northwest, many people have lost their lives with many others thrown into forced displacement.
To alleviate the plights, the Kaduna State government has assured people displaced by recent attacks on some rural communities in the south of Kaduna of prompt intervention toward improving their living conditions.
The Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), in line with the State government’s directives undertook an assessment tour of some of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the State in a bid to providing succor to their situation.
At the IDPs Camp in Zonkwa, Zango-Kataf Local Government, Mrs Maimunatu Abubakar, Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State SEMA assured the IDPs of the State government’s commitment to meeting their needs.
“We are here to assess what is on ground; we want to assess their living conditions for further action,” she said.
She commended the coordinators who set up the camps to assist the displaced persons, and promised that government would soon step in to ameliorate their plight.
“We shall do everything possible to assist. We are concerned about you and shall ensure that the conditions you live in are decent,” she said.
Coordinator of the camps, Pastor Gambo Waziri, appreciated the SEMA boss for the timely visit, noting that it was the first visit by a government official.
He said that the challenges confronting the IDPs were enormous, adding that four communities were being camped at the Evangelical Christian Academy, Zonkwa.
Waziri listed major challenges confronting the camps to include: food shortage, lack of drugs, sanitary pads and unpaid medical bills.
Other challenges included the acute shortage of mattresses, blankets, buckets, soap and detergents.
Waziri also listed some of the affected communities which inclus; Sabon kaura, Chibob, Kampani and Gora Gan, all in Zango-Kataf Local Government, Sako, Gora-Sagwaza, Rafin-Kaura, Bafai-Gida, Takanai, Warkan, Kurmin Gandu, Ung-Rohogo, Sabafan and Yagbak.
Others included Kigudu, Mazaki, Kibori, Rafin-Saiwa, Badawa, Kurfi, Goshen, Ung-Sabo, Runji, Gora-Gida, Ung-Wakili and Ashawuche.