Vice President Kashim Shettima has directed the emergency Agency NEMA to provide aid to the Kaduna community following recent accidental drone attacks.
The vice president gave the directive during a visit on Thursday to the state, he sympathised with the state government and those affected.
During the visit the VP after seeing the condition of those affected called on NEMA to deliver immediate palliatives and aid to the community.
He assured that the Federal Government is working on providing amenities to the community, he added that the Federal Government is working on an initiative which would cushion the effects of the several attacks and banditry in the Northwestern states; the attacked Tudun Biri community will be the first to receive the government intervention.
The VP added that the palliative consist of schools, hospitals, veterinary clinics, solar plant etc
The Vice President thanked the religious heads and elders in the community for not succumbing to what he said was an attempt to politicize the situation to inflame tensions. “I want to express our deep appreciation to our religious leaders and community leaders who have acted as a stabilizing force in this difficult time.
There were attempts to inflame the situation, but our leaders acted with wisdom, restraint and I can’t thank you enough for that,” he said.
Mr Ahmed Ningi, the President’s Senior Special Assistant for Digital Media and Emergency Affairs, told Newsmen that relief materials being sent to survivors of the drone incident include food items such as 500 (10 kg) bags of maize, rice, beans, vegetable oil and salt and seasoning, as well as clothing materials such as 500 pieces of men’s and women’s clothing and 500 pieces of children’s wear and blankets.