NAF jet bombing victims get food, others worth N21m
Food items and other necessities worth over N21 million have been given to residents of Kunkunna Community in Safana Local Council of Katsina State, who were mistakenly bombed by a fighter jet belonging to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
The jet reportedly hit the wrong target during an operation some 15 days ago, after terrorists in neighbouring Dutsinma Local Council attacked President Muhammadu Buhari’s convoy.
Targeted at terrorists’ enclaves in the area, the fatal error led to the death of six persons and the displacement of several others.
Katsina government donated the necessities worth N21 million to the Kunkunna victims and other victims of terrorism in Zakkah, Sabon Garin Gamji, Kunamawa, Kukar Rabo and Tsaskiya communities in the same local council.
Governor Aminu Masari said the items he distributed on Wednesday include 400 bags of rice, 200 bags of maize, 100 bags of guinea corn, 50 bags of millet, 100 cartons of noodles, cans of vegetable oil, sleeping mats and toilet soaps.
Masari, represented by the Chairman of Safana Local Council, Kabir Umar, said the humanitarian gesture would go a long way in alleviating the plight of the beneficiaries and their households.
He reiterated his administration’s readiness to continue to protect life and property in synergy with security agencies in the state.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Abdulkadir Ado commended the state government for the support, which he said would go a long way in cushioning the hardship they had been facing since the bombing incident.
Ado, however, called on the Federal Government, the state and security agencies to intensify efforts at tackling the security challenges facing the state.