Kaduna Govt earmarks 100m for IDP


.. LG Chairman visits victims.

The Kaduna state government has earmarked the sum of hundred million naira for the welfare and rehabilitation of the recent Runiji victims of Fulani herdsmen attack in Zango Kataf local government area of the state.

This was disclosed to about hundred displaced residents of Runji village at the Internally Displaced Peoples’ Camp IDP in  Zango Kataf by Francis Sani, the administrative chairman for the Zango Kataf area

While addressing the victims of the attack on Friday, the chairman explained that “the gesture from the state governor is to alleviate the deplorable situations caused by the attackers. That though no amount of gesture could bring back their lost ones nor erase the trauma of that black Saturday’ but the state will do all within it’s power to ease their pains.

He disclosed that all efforts are being put in place to forestall a reoccurrence of such incident within the state, while promising that the perpetrators shall not go unpunished.

Mr. Franci Sani also hinted on the state  government’s plans to construct apartments for those whose house were burnt in the attack as the process of collating names and data of all victims for diligent and transparent disbursement is ongoing.

 Meanwhile our reporter spoke to some of the survivors who recounted horrible moments of the attack. Seventy five year old Mrs Rebecca Oshidere explained how her 79 yr old husband was gruesomelly murdered by the heartless herders while on a visit to see their daughter and grand children at their   son-in-law’s residence in Rinji  “They killed my Akpodioga for nothing,…she said they almost killed her daughter and her grandsons that terrific day. See how they stabbed my son in-law and his children. (pointing to where her grand children John and Edward were sitting with forelorn looks ) It’s a sad day that I will never forget. ‘