Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari has approved multi-million naira relief materials for about 3,500 displaced persons from Zamafara State taking refuge at Dansadau village, Kankara local government area.
This was disclosed by the governor during a visit to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Dansadau who fled from some towns and villages in Zamfara that were attacked recently by suspected armed bandits and cattle rustlers.
Masari assured that the assistance being rendered to the victims through the Kastsina State Emergency Relief Agency (SEMA) would continue until the security situation in the affected towns and villages would be conducive for the return of the IDPs.
He added that the assistance being rendered to the displaced persons was part of his administration’s efforts to ensure the reign of peace even across Katsina borders.
“We are ready as a government to assist anyone from any country or state that wants to seek refuge in Katsina. We are also ready to assist the IDPs from Zamfara State and we will make effort to do so in any way we can till they go back to their respective communities. Until then, we will continue to provide for them,” said Masari.
The governor, however, called on relevant authorities to hasten the restoration of peace in the affected areas so that the IDPs could return home.
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