Zamfara government has distributed food and other items to 84 victims of bandits’ attack in Lugga, Maru Local Government Area of the state.
This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Bashir Kabir-Ahmad, Director of Information, Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, in Gusau on Tuesday.
Kabir-Ahmad listed the items to include rice, beans, noodles as well as clothes, saying that they were all distributed to the beneficiaries, including widows and orphans whose property were destroyed by the bandits.
He quoted the Commissioner of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Hajiya Fa’ika Ahmad, as stating that the gesture was part of the state government’s continuous supports to victims of banditry and other vulnerable groups in the state.
The commissioner, represented by Director of Administration in the ministry, Malam Aminu Umar, urged the beneficiaries to ensure judicious utilisation of the items.
She also cautioned them against selling the items, saying that they were meant to reduce the hardship they were facing as a result of the devastating invasion of their communities.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, District Head of Lugga, Ardo-Mustapha Muhammad, applauded the Gov. Bello Matawalle-led administration for coming to their aid.
He prayed to Allah to grant lasting peace to the state and Nigeria as a whole.