NEMA gives relief materials to Kaduna clash victims

By The Citizen

The National Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday urged persons displaced in recent clashes in Marwa and Bungen villages in Kaura Local Government Area, Kaduna State, to eschew bitterness.

The Zonal Coordinator of NEMA in the North-West, Alhaji Musa Ilallah, made the appeal while presenting relief materials to the affected persons at the palace of the Emir of Jema'a, in Kafanchan.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the displaced persons are currently residing at Kafanchan where they moved to after the clashes.

Ilallah said that the relief materials were meant to cushion the hardship, which the people were facing as a result of their predicament.

According to him, it was the agency's responsibility to provide for them at such times.

'Although the materials may not be sufficient, we urge the people to accept them and to try to embrace the spirit of forgiveness and love one another,' he said.

Ilallah urged the displaced persons to look up to God for solace.

Receiving the items on behalf of the displaced persons, the Vice-Chairman of Jema'a Local Government Council, Alhaji Isiaka Ladan, commended NEMA for the gesture.

Ladan urged the agency not to relent in its efforts of adding value to the lives of persons in difficulty as a result of disturbances and disasters.

He assured that the items would be equitably distributed to the people.

NAN reports that NEMA donated rice, millet, guinea corn, beans and clothing materials among other items to the displaced persons. NAN