IDP’S in Gonnin Gora want end to shelling, killings in Villages

Written by on December 22, 2021

The Internally Displaced Persons at the Gonin-Gora camp in Kaduna State said bandits and kidnap attacks on their villages in Chukun, Kajuru and Birnin Gwari local governments areas of Kaduna state is on the rise.

The IDPS are also crying out to the government to help them with relief materials and also secure their communities so that they can return to their villages.

The displaced persons from villages that include Malmo, Garu, Gbagyi Rumana and Badna in Birnin Gwari LGA, and Ungwan Boka, Araha 1 and 2 in Kajuru local government, have been displaced for two years, while those from Birnin Gwari and parts of Chikun LGA are still at the Ungwan Zwahu IDP camp in Gonin-gora, for those from Kajuru LGA have started to return to their destroyed villages.

Officials from a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Resilient Aid and Dialogue Initiative (RADI), took food and clothes to the IDPs, it is rather unfortunate they had to run away from their communities because of their attackers in 2019, but would happily return to their abandoned communities when security is totally restored said the IDP’s.

Co-founder of RADI, Reuben Buhari and Alheri Magaji, who led other volunteers to share out relief materials to 100 IDP’s at the Gonin-gora camp and 110 at the Rimau center, said the plight of the IDPs requires urgent help from the government and other individuals.

Buhari also said, the harmattan season is here with all its discomfort and the people are in dire need of food, clothing and proper shelter from the elements.

Ango Bally

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