The Federal Government has distributed relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Gwada camp in Niger following attacks by bandit in the state.
The materials include 600 bags of 25kg rice, 200 gallons of palm oil, 50 bales of used clothes, 10 sacks of runners’ slippers and 20 cartons of body cream.
Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, announced this on Thursday in Minna when she led a delegation on a visit to Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello.
Represented by Alhaji Suleiman Abubakar, Acting Director, Humanitarian Affairs Department, Farouq said the materials were distributed following the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari.
She said the gesture was to alleviate the sufferings of the IDPs.
The minister described the attacks by the bandits as “cowardly acts” which had “displaced many families from their homes and disrupted lives and livelihoods.”
Responding, Bello thanked the Federal Government for the support and urged the delegation to holistically assess the condition of the camps of the IDPs and sincerely report their findings.
Bello, who was represented by his Deputy, Ahmed Ketso, said his administration would do everything possible to protect lives and give the displaced persons the comfort they deserved. (NAN)