Bandits displace 289,375 people in 12 LGAs in Kaduna

by John Ojewale
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Usman Mazadu, Executive Secretary of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency, KADSEMA, said that bandits have displaced at least 289,375 persons across 12 LGAs in Kaduna.

Mazadu disclosed the figures on Wednesday at the start of palliative distribution in Maraban Kajuru, Kajuru LGA.

He said that the bandits’ operations impacted inhabitants from 551 localities.

He describes the figures as “statistics that represent lives, dreams, and the enduring spirit of our people,” rather than simply numbers.

According to him, bandits’ operations impacted 134 localities and displaced 26,345 people in Chikun Local Government Area.

He said:

“In Birnin Gwari, 84 communities are affected with 70,893 displaced people and in numerous other communities across 12 other local governments,“ he said.

“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.”

He said the distribution of the palliatives was a reaffirmation of the seven-point agenda of Uba Sani, the governor of Kaduna.

“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 and 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 programme.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cc: Daily Post Ng

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