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Niger Govt provides relief materials to victims of banditry

Gov. Sani Bello of Niger



By Rita Iliya

The Niger State Emergency Management Agency, on Friday provided relief materials to victims of bandits attack in Gurara and Lavun Local Government Areas of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the attacks occurred on March 29 and March 30 in Kabo, Iwa, Kutayi, Zabedna and Baradna in Gurara Local Government Areas.

Alhaji Ahmed Inga, the Director-General of NSEMA, while presenting the items on behalf of the state government, said the items were to help cushion the effects of the attacks on the victims and bring succour to them.

He listed the items to include: rice, groundnut oil, palm oil, Maggi seasoning, salt, washing soap, bathing soap, wrappers for women and Guinea brocades for men as well as buckets.

Receiving the relief items, Mr Yusuf Gawu, the Chairman of Gurara LGA, thanked the state government for the intervention, adding that it would go a long way to alleviate the victims’ suffering.

Similarly in Lavun LGA, relief items such as food and non-food items were handed over to the victims, community representatives and leaders.

NAN reports that some of the affected persons who had earlier fled the communities in the wake of the attacks had started returning even as normalcy had been restored to the communities.