By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna
Following the killings and destruction of property in 11 Southern Kaduna villages by suspected Fulani militias, organisations and spirited individuals have donated building materials to rebuild destroyed homes for the resettlement of those displaced.
The building materials, food items and clothes came the way of the affected people by the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), United Baptist Church, Kaduna and other spirited individuals, among others who came to the aide of the displaced natives to cushion the effect the destruction of their property and trauma.
About 900 bags of cement, nails, several bundles of roofing sheets, among other building materials were distributed to the displaced persons at the Mercy Internally Displaced Persons Camp, Zonkwa in Zango-Kataf local government area of the state.
The United Baptist Church, Kaduna, a Non-Governmental Organisation, the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, SOKAPU, as well as spirited individuals donated the building materials and food items distributed among the displaced persons at the camp.
The SOKAPU’s National President, Jonathan Asake lamented that the people were under serious humanitarian crisis as a result of the sustained attacks on their communities in the southern part of the state by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
He called on the federal and Kaduna state governments, and the international community to come to the aide of the people of Southern Kaduna for their immediate resettlement and restoration normalcy in the area.
Mr Asake stressed the need for the killers to be arrested and prosecuted in order to face the full wrath of the law.
He thanked the United Baptist Church for their generosity for coming to the aide of the communities in Southern Kaduna that were attacked by the Fulani militias.
Mr Jonathan Asake assured that the building materials presented by the United Baptist Church would go a long way to rekindle the hope of the affected people for them to redouble themselves towards the resettlement in their ancestral homes.
He also thanked other spirited individuals who have out of their meagre resources, have donated foodstuffs and clothing in order to touch the lives of the affected people whose property were completely burned down by the attackers.
Mr Asake reminded the federal and Kaduna state governments of the huge humanitarian crisis that has befallen the people of Southern Kaduna following the series of attacks in most of the local government areas that were6attacked, killed, maimed and property destroyed, stressing that immediate steps must be taken to come to the aid of the affected people.
One of the affected persons, Mrs. Rhoda Haruna from Gan Gora village, who recounted her ordeal thanked God Almighty for sparing the lives of the survivors, saying, “The attackers have killed, maimed many while many of us will never regain what we have lost in the hands of the attackers. I want on behalf of other affected people thanked all those that have touched our lives in many ways since our arrival in the camp till date for their love and caring to humanity.”
It would be recalled that Zangon Kataf witnessed an unrest in June, 2020, an aftermath of the killing of a farmer in a farmland by suspected Fulani militias. This followed series of attacks by the suspected Fulani militias resulting to the loss of lives and destruction of at least 166 households drawn from eleven (11) villages in Southern Kaduna.