By Ezra Musa/Bashir Rabe Mani
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has donated relief materials to the victims of Tudun Biri bombings in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Alhaji Abbani Garki, North-West Zonal Coordinator of the agency, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kaduna.
NAN reports that the Vice President Kashim Shettima, on Thursday directed NEMA to mobilise and provide adequate support to the victims.
Shettima gave the directives when he visited victims of the bombing at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital in Kaduna, where they are receiving treatment.
The vice president, who battled to hold back tears, enjoined NEMA to ensure that the victims get adequate relief materials.
Garki, while delivering relief materials to the victims, noted that the donation was not a compensation for the loss of lives, but a token to bring relief to the victims.
He condoled with the Kaduna State Government over the loss of lives as a result of the incident.
Garki listed the items donated to include medicament, food and non food items.
They include surgical and disposable gloves, drip sets, cutting bandages, plasters, cotton wool, hand sanitizers, methylated spirits, Syringe and needles, among others.
The food items were; 500 bags of rice, 500 bags of maize, 500 bags of beans, 500 cartons of spaghetti, 50 kegs of vegetable oil, 50 bags of salt and 50 cartons of tin tomatoes.
The non food items were; 500 pieces each of blankets, plastic buckets,plastic cups, men’s wear, women’s wear and children’s wear.
He said that the medicament have been delivered to 44 Army Reference Hospital and Barau Dikko Specialist Teaching Hospital, all in Kaduna.
Speaking on other emergency needs of the community based on the agency’s assessment, he said the area urgently required access roads, security, schools, water, electricity and health facilities.(NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Bashir Rabe Mani