Hunger hits Sanga displaced camps

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014


From Sunday Isuwa,

Kaduna Several people displaced as a result of gunmen attack on community in Sanga Local government Area of Kaduna state now live without food to eat, Daily Trust has gathered. The attack which led to displacement of people from villages in Naidu, Kabamu- Karshi Hayin Kwarta, Kabani and Gani had majority of them regrouped in some camps located at Primary school and Divisional police station in Gwantu, Kaduna State, Akwanga and Nunku villages in Nasarawa State without food. Some of the displaced said since arrival at the camp they only eat cassava flour (Gari) and bread brought to them by authorities in Sanga local government. “We have not eating today. I don’t just know what to give my children because since we arrived at the camp, its only Gari and bread we’ve ate. Many of us at the camp are hungry including those staying in Nasarawa State villages,” one of the displaced said. Sanga Local government Chairam Emmanuel Adamu could not be reach but a staff of the Local government who is not authorized to talk confirmed that there was hunger strike at the camps. Our reporter gathered that all the people killed in the attack on villages were given mass burial in different locations yesterday. Reacting, the Southern Kaduna People Union (SOKAPU) youth wing called on Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency and the National Emergency Management Agency to provide succor to the displaced persons adding that many of them have not eaten since they went to the camp. SOKAPU in a statement jointly signed by Comr. Sabastine L. Bahori and Comr. Amaziah Ishaku, National Coordinator and General Sectary respectively said relevant government agencies (SEMA and NEMA) and all wealthy and well spirited individual should send relief materials to the camps. The group while condemning the incident said the attacks were successfully carried out because some Fulanis who are resident in the affected areas serves as accomplices. “This goes to prove that communities where Fulanis are still living in are not saved. The incessant attacks reveal the insincere nature of the Miyetti Allah in actualizing the signed peace pact sometimes early this year. The Miyetti Allah should condemn the attacks and further assist security agencies in identifying the perpetrators,” SOKAPU said. The group also urges government to ensure the ongoing NECO examinations are not disrupted in the affected areas by providing enough security personnel.

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