Women’s Group Donates Relief Materials To IDPs In Katsina 

Girl Angle, a not-for-profit organisation with support from the Katsina State government has reached out to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state.

The women led group distributed food items to over 100 households that were displaced due to banditry ravaging Katsina and its environs. 

WikkiTimes learnt that the community has been facing difficulties including hunger and poverty. 

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According to a video posted on Twitter by Jamil Mabai, a freelance conflict reporter, Girl Angle discovered that the government relief program meant to sustain the community has proved to be inadequate as people fight to get their share of food everyday.

While the relief materials could not go round the IDPs, they expressed their gratitude for the life-saving gesture by the NGO. 

Girl Angle added that in its next project, about 50 children would be enrolled into government primary schools while their parents would be empowered to start sustainable small businesses.

About 13 local governments in Katsina that bordered Rugu forest, linking Katsina, Zamfara and Kaduna together had experienced waves of banditry attack. This had forced them to take refuge in different places, even outside Katsina.

Last month, the state governor, Aminu Bello Masari revealed that a contingent of 13,500 residents have fled their homes to Niger Republic, following non-stop bandits reign in their communities.

This refugees, according to him, hailed from a community in Jibia Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina State, just one out many troubled LGAs in the state.


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