Zamfara Killings: 3,500 Flee To Katsina For Refuge
Governor Aminu Masari Of Katsina State Receives 3,500 IDPs From Zamfara State
About 3,500 Zamfara Insurgence victims have left their violence ravaged state and sought refuge in Dansabau village, Kankara local Government Area of Katsina State, following the incessant Boko Haram attacks, activities of bandits and cattle rustlers.
Governor of Katsina, Aminu Bello Masari, who on Sunday visited the IDPs, to sympathise with them and assess the level of intervention needed, welcomed them and pledged to provide succour to them.
In his words,
“We are ready as a government to assist people from any country or state who want to seek refuge in Katsina,”
“We are also ready to assist the IDPs from Zamfara State and we will make efforts to do so in any way we can till they go back to their respective communities.
“But a lot would depend on security situation back where they come from. Until then, we will continue to provide for them.
Gov. masari pleaded with the villagers around to continue to accommodate them in “brotherhood as all of them are the same people, the same language, culture and religion”.
“We encourage them to support them because they are afflicted in situation beyond their control and I hope the authorities will hasten the restoration of peace and security in their areas so that they can go back home.”
Governor, Masari described the circumstances surrounding their current status as ‘an act of God’ and further assured them that they would receive the necessary social amenities including health facilities within the limited resources of his government.
Naija News in an earlier recent publication, also reported the Labour Union in Zamfara state, has urged government to intensify efforts towards tackling insecurity in the state.