The federal Government through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday provided relief assistance to Nigerians recently affected by armed bandits attacks in Gandi community, Rabah Local Government Area of Sokoto state.
The relief materials presented to those taking refuge at the Gandi Primary School IDPs camp are 150 bags each of Rice (50kg), beans, Maize and Millet (100Kg), 400 Pieces each of Mattresses, Blankets, Treated Mosquito Nets and Nylon Mats; others are 200 pieces of Guinea Brocade and 370 pieces of Wax Print.
Also the Drugs and other assorted medical related items provided to victims consists of Analgesic/Pain relievers, Antibiotics, Dressing materials, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-malaria, Anti-virus, Anti-emetics, Anti-diarrheal, Anti-acids, Anti-intravenous infusion of different made, tincture iodine, disposable gloves, bandages, syringes/needles and other medical consumables.
Director General of NEMA, Alh. Mustapha Yunusa Maihaja represented by the Head of Account Unit, NEMA Sokoto Operations Office, Alhaji Abubakar Yusuf disclosed that the attack resulted to lost of lives, destruction of properties and displacement of large numbers of residents in the communities.
On his part, the Director Relief and Rehablitation, SEMA Sokoto, Mallam Mustapha Umar on behalf of the state government commended the prompt and timely response of NEMA towards alleviating the plight of the affected victims.
He also promised that the items will be shared among affected victims according to the need of the households.