Niger SEMA gives succour to victims of banditry in Munya

The Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) has distributed relief materials worth millions of Naira to victims of armed from Munya local government area of the state.

Alhaji Ahmed Inga, Director-General of the Agency, handed over the relief items to the chairman of Munya and various leaders of communities at the agency’s office in Minna on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria () reports that many Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) recently displaced from communities in Munya were taking shelter at Model Primary School, Gwada.

Inga said that Gov. Abubakar Bello had directed the agency to provide food and non-food items to the victims to reduce their suffering, adding that the items were the second tranche.

“The IDPs at primary school were taken to Gwada camp on Friday alongside food items, but based on their number, the governor directed that same food supply be added to the victims.

“We are hoping soon situation will return for them to go back to their communities,” he said.

He mentioned the items to include; rice, maize, millet, mats, buckets, salt, Maggie, red oil, groundnut oil among others.

Inga said that the items were distributed at the agency office for reasons, adding that the items were being handed over to trusted community leaders’ representatives.

Mr Garba Daza, Chairman of Munya Local Government, commended the state government for the gesture, adding that the relief items would bring succour to the victims.

He refuted the rumour that some communities in the council had negotiated with bandits in order to find peace in their place of abode.

Mr Bulus Osu, Chairman of IDPs from Munya, said the items would be shared to each community through their leaders to ensure they get to the actual victims. ()

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