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Govt to donate building materials to attack victims in Plateau

14 January 2014, 13:34

Jos - The Riyom Local Government Council in Plateau is to donate building materials to victims of the January 6 attack in Shonong in the council area.

The Interim Administrator of the local government area, Sandah Matawal, gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Riyom on Tuesday.

 He said that the council would provide the materials in collaboration with the state government.
Matawal said that the donation would enable the victims to rebuild their houses burnt during the attack.

NAN reports that an attack on the Shonong Community reportedly left some people dead and about 50 homeless.

The interim administrator said that the council would do everything within its powers to assist the victims.

Matawal appealed to the community members not to abandon their homes out of fear, saying that adequate security measures had been put in place to secure their lives and property.

According to Matawal, fleeing from the community will mean surrendering the area to the attackers.

Meanwhile the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has donated materials worth over N2 million as an interim measure to alleviate the sufferings of the victims.

Bintan Wuyep, the Plateau SEMA Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, told NAN that more materials would be distributed to the people in due course.

“The first batch of materials is just an interim measure to take care of the immediate needs of the people.”

“We will re-strategise, procure more materials and take to the people,” Wuyep said.

He said that the donated materials were food stuff, clothes and toiletries.

-    NAN


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