…In desperate need of food and water.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Fleeing survivors of the recent Kajuru herdsmen attacks and killings have arrived Ungwan Maigero community along Yakowa New Road, Kaduna, in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, as refugees.
The displaced victims, who are mostly mothers, women and children, have taken refugees in dilapidated uncompleted building premises, in large numbers.
A statement issued by concerned citizens and sympathizers in the community yesterday stated that the refugees were over 30 women and their children; adding that more were still trooping in as a result of the herdsmen attacks somewhere in Kajuru.
“Presently, they are being camped in a dilapidated makeshift mud house yet to be plastered and floored, with emergency doors and windows, with no toilet facilities and portable water.
“Our attention was drawn to the emergence of some refugees in our community this evening of Sunday by some concerned individuals.
“We took a trip there immediately and discovered over thirty women and their children with more still trooping in as a result of the herdsmen attacks somewhere in Kajuru.
“We, as a community, are appealing to good spirited members to come to their aid by contributing food items, clothing, mattresses and whatever you are led to contribute to their immediate welfare.
“We shall be meeting with the relevant security agencies and government parastatals responsible for internally displaced persons in the state tomorrow, Monday.
“All donations in cash and kind should be chanelled through Pst P.O. Idowu of The United English Baptist Church, Ungwan Maigero, with cell phone number 07061260513.
“He is presently mandated to be the liaison person in-charge. May the Good Lord reward us all abundantly as we key into being our brothers’ keepers. It could be anyone tomorrow,” the statement further noted.
When the Special Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on publicity and communications, Muyiwa Adekeye, and his subordinate, Ibrahim Musa, were contacted on phone, no response was received.