Days after the breakout of a communal clash in Yelwa, a community on the outskirts of the Bauchi metropolis, the Bauchi state government commenced the first phase of distribution of relief materials to victims of the conflict.
The conflict which broke out last week in the area left three people dead with scores of houses and vehicles burnt. The government imposed a 24hrs curfew following the unrest. at the moment, the community has a dusk till dawn curfew in place.
The distribution exercise which is jointly being done through the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the office of the Secretary to the State Government were aimed at cushioning the effects of the crisis on the victims.
The Director General of SEMA Alhaji Bala Yakubu Lame said the government is taking inventory of all the losses that crude from the crisis.
He said that repairs to the houses burnt will follow in due time, calling on the affected persons to keep calm as government is aware of their plight.