- NEMA has distributed relief materials to 1,000 victims of armed bandits attack in Kwara state
- 600 bags of rice, 200 bags of beans, 300 bags of garri, 300 gallons of vegetable oil, 300 bundles of roofing zinc, and other items were distributed to the victims
- The head of operations in charge of Niger and Kwara, Lydia Madu, said the attacks on Woro, Nukku, Worumskoto and Tunganmaje communities were carried out in 2018
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has distributed relief materials to 1,000 victims of armed bandits attack in four communities of Kaiama local government area of Kwara state.
Legit.ng gathered that the NEMA head of operations in charge of Niger and Kwara, Lydia Madu, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna on Wednesday, January 30.
She said that the attacks on Woro, Nukku, Worumskoto and Tunganmaje communities were carried out in 2018.
“The bandits took farm produce, while members of the communities that resisted the bandits were killed and their houses burnt down. The relief items distributed were rice, beans, garri, vegetable oil, tomatoes, roofing zinc, cement and nails,’’ she said.
According to her, 600 bags of rice, 200 bags of beans, 300 bags of garri, 300 galons of vegetable oil, 300 bundles of roofing zinc, 150 bags of roofing nails and 100 bags of zinc nails were distributed to the victims.
Madu added that the relief materials were approved by the federal government to identify with the victims and bring succor to them.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Troops of Operation Sharan Daji (OPSD) conducting operations in Zamfara and Katsina states killed 21 bandits and rescued 17 persons from captivity between January 22 and 29.
The acting Force information officer Operation Sharan Daji, Major Clement Abiade, on Tuesday, January 29, said while giving an update on OPSD’s activities within the period, that the troops also destroyed bandits’ camps and rescued 89 kidnapped victims.
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