2,000 People Displaced By Gwoska Attack
Residents of Gwoska village in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State are still counting their losses after an attack on the community.
More than 2,000 residents have remained displaced from their homes since May 6 that the attack occurred.
At least 71 people were killed while several others sustained various degrees of injuries.
An official of the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) who confirmed the figures on condition of anonymity, said the agency had undertaken an assessment of the damages and provided assistance to the victims.
Shortfall of finance is affecting the aid that the displaced persons need.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that SEMA had borrowed money to procure the relief materials including bags of rice, maize, palm and vegetable oil, noodles, salt and mattresses which were distributed to the victims on Thursday.
According to the source, items procured were handed over to the Sole Administrator of the Local Government, Abdullahi Murtala for distribution to the victims now taking shelter at a primary school in Birnin Gwari.
SEMA has not issued an official statement on the situation of things in the local government after the attack.
Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i had on May 7, directed the agency to offer “immediate” assistance to the attack victims.
Already, the police had deployed 200 mobile policemen to the area to maintain peace and order while the Federal Government plans to set up an Army unit in the area.