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Zamfara IDPs in Kastina rise to over 2000


The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who fled Zamfara State to Kastina, due to bandits’ activities have risen to more than 2,000.

[FILE PHOTO] Kastina Governor, Aminu Masari Bello<br />

Camped at Model Primary School, Kankara Local Government, the IDPs fled from more than a dozen villages in Tsafe council area.

It was learnt that some of the IDPs had initially been camped at Dansabau village in the same Kankara council area, but had to be transferred to join others in the school, for security reasons, as the village was a stone throw from some Zamfara communities attacked by bandits.

Spokesman of Katsina State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mohammed Umaru, who disclosed that 2,163 IDPs were counted as at Friday, said the number could rise by this morning.

He lamented that no political office holder or Zamfara State Emergency Management Agency officials had come to check on the IDPs.

He said the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and relevant organisations had been informed about the situation, though their response was being awaited.

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