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Minister condemns attack on Plateau communities

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has condemned the attacks on five communities in Plateau state describing it as satanic.

The Minister who sympathized with the state government and victims of the attacks in Garga District of Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State stated that the mayhem unleashed on innocent citizens especially during the Ramadan Fasting was evil.

Hajiya Sadiya had directed the immediate deployment of relief materials including food and water to the displaced victims who are currently seeking refuge in Garga Central primary school, Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau

Five communities including Kyaram, Gyambau, Dungur, Kukawa, Shuwaka villages under Garga District were attacked by armed bandits on Monday while scores were reportedly killed during the mayhem.

The National Emergency Management Agency under the Ministry accompanied by SEMA, Joint Military Task Force, Community Leaders, Local Government Council Members are already in Plateau state for an on-the-spot assessment to ascertain the level of destruction and advice the agency appropriately.

The Coordinator, NEMA North Central Zonal office Jos, Mr Eugene Nyelong who led the team confirmed that profiling and assessment of victims have begun.

According to Nyelong, the assessment which commenced revealed loss of many lives and destroyed property.

The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are said to be over 4800 comprising mostly women and children.

Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman, Editing by Omotola Oguneye