Banditry affects 551 communities, 289,375 IDPs recorded in Kaduna - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Banditry affects 551 communities, 289,375 IDPs recorded in Kaduna

Kaduna State government has disclosed that about 551 communities, across 12 local government areas were affected by banditry, while 289,375 IDPs were recorded.

The Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (KADSEMA), Dr. Usman Hayatu Mazadu who disclosed this at the flag-off of palliative distribution at Maraban Kajuru, said the figures were not just numbers, but statistics “that represent lives, dreams, and the enduring spirit of our people.”

He said “in Chikun, we have 134 affected communities and 26,345 displaced individuals. In Birnin Gwari, 84 affected communities and 70,893 displaced, and in numerous other communities across 12 other local governments.”

 “We are here to initiate a significant undertaking, the flag-off of the distribution of relief materials to our brothers and sisters who have been displaced by the unfortunate events that have befallen some communities in our dear state."

“This distribution of palliative is not just an act of aid; it is a reaffirmation of our commitment to the SUSTAIN Agenda of our visionary leader, the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Uba Sani which is a comprehensive blueprint for the safety, security, and prosperity of our people."

“Ladies and gentlemen, at this juncture, let us take a moment to reflect on the numbers that have brought us to these crossroads: - 551 affected communities. -289,375 displaced persons are recorded across 12 Local Government Areas."

“Therefore the need for support is critical. Our empathetic Governor has answered the call and has factored this very important population into his N11.4 billion palliative program. We appreciate His Excellency immensely!"

“In the few coming weeks, we shall on behalf of His Excellency extend this distribution to all the affected communities in the 12 Local Governments identified,” he state."

While flagging-off the distribution, the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe who was represented by her Chief of Staff, Barrister James Kanyip, assured that, the Governor Uba Sani led administration will not rest until the threat of banditry is eradicated.

He said Governor Sani understands the pains and sufferings that have been caused by these unfortunate events of insecurity, and he is committed to providing aid, succour, and support to those that have been affected. 

“Under his leadership, the Kaduna State Government is dedicated to addressing the needs of our citizens and bringing an end to the current security situation. The consignment of palliatives to be distributed here comprised two trucks of high-quality, hygienically processed maize flour and rice.

“To all residents of our State, be rest assured that the State Government is determined to create a safe and prosperous environment for all and will not rest until the threat of banditry is eradicated,” she said.

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