The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it will extend its ongoing distribution of relief materials to victims of fresh bandit attacks in Zamfara.
This was contained in a press statement made available to newsmen in Gusau, on Wednesday, by the agency’s Information Officer, Sokoto Operations Office, Mr Aliyu Mohammed.
He said that the agency had already taken note of many of the victims, who were now trooping into Gusau, the state capital, for safety, having been dislodged from their villages as a result of the bandits’ attacks.
Mohammed disclosed that the agency had so far distributed relief items, donated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre of Saudi Arabia, to Internally Displaced Persons in seven camps and host communities in the state.
According to him, NEMA officials were conducting the direct distribution exercise with staff of the Zamfara State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), in collaboration with security agencies.
The food distribution is expected to cover a total of 8,725 households with each going home with a food package of 59.8kg consisting of 25kg bag of rice, 25kg bag of beans, 9.8kg package of condiments.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the distribution of the relief items was launched on April 23, in Tsunami and Mada areas of Gusau Local Government Area of the state.