By Israel Bulus, Kaduna
The Federal Government has said it would rebuild houses destroyed during herdsmen-farmer’s clashes in some parts of Southern Kaduna
This was disclosed on Monday in Kafanchan when the Presidential Committee on Heardsmen-Farmer’s Clashes headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo embarked on an assessment tour to the affected communities in Southern Kaduna.
Engr. James Akujobi, the Leader of the Committee to Kaduna State and Executive Director at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in an interview with newsmen said the team was in Southern Kaduna to evaluate all destroyed structures during Heardsmen-Farmer’s clashes in the area.
“It is the intesion of the Government that all those affected by the conflicts were rehabilitated by way of rebuilding the structures destroyed so that they can come back to their homes and continue with their normal lives,” he said.
Akujobi stressed that the government, in its concern and determination would fastrack action to ensuring that members of the affected communities especially farmers resumed back to their means of livelihood .
Also, Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr Ben Kure said the Agency was providing the necessary assistance to the visiting Committee to achieve it’s purpose within the targeted time frame.
“As a host Agency, SEMA is playing the role of providing the needed logistics that would make the work of the visiting team easier to arrive at a comprehensive and detailed assessment of the affected locations,” he said.
Earlier, Mallam Tanko Tete, the Tum Ninkyob (Traditional Ruler of Kaninkon Chiefdom) in an address at his palace in Bakin Kogi said the Government, through the gesture had demonstrated concern for the people, adding that members of the community had been praying and were eager to see that something positive was done to bring succor to the people.
“It has not been easy with the victims eventhough some were already making plans to rebuild their structures,” he said.
Kakaaki Reporters understands that communities in Southern Kaduna earmarked for the assessment exercise included, Ninte, Ungwan Ajo, Golkofa, Godogodo, Dogon Fili, Gadabiyu, Anton, Pasakori, Kario, Dalle, Asso, Goska, and Dangoma in Jema’a local government.
Others included, Tachira, Tsonje, Adu, Tafan, Kukum Daji, Kukum Gida, Agban, A. A Abbas Filling Station, Takad, Garaje, Ashim, Mifi and Zilan in Takad Chiefdom all in Kaura local government.
In Zangon Kataf local government area, communities to be visited included, Samaru Kataf, Katsit and Zonkwa while in Kauru local government were Ungwan Magaji, Ungwan Rimi, Kaziti, Kigbeni and Kigam communities