The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) on Wednesday presented N1.6 million cash and other relief materials to victims of insurgency in Dabna Community of Hong Local Government.
Our correspondent recalls that the community was attacked on April 2, 2023 by gunmen and three persons were killed during the attack.
Presenting the items, Dr Suleiman Muhammad, Executive Secretary, ADSEMA, said that the gesture was approved by Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri following the agency’s assessment of the incident.
“Gov. Fintiri is sympathising with you and condoles those who lost their relatives during the incident.
“Take it as an act of God and be patient to continue with your normal activities,” he said.
According to him, the gesture is meant to cushion the effect of their loss not to pay back what they lost.
Muhammad said that state government was taking drastic measures to see that such an incident does not happen again.
He further said that the cash was for those whose car, motorcycle or trading materials were burned as well as the families of those who lost their relatives.
Mr Aliyu Yerima, Secretary of the council, appreciated the state governor for his timely intervention.
He assured the community of judicious distribution of the items for those who were affected.
Mr Simon Yakubu, District Head of Dabna, thanked and appreciated for the gesture.
“It has already happened and there is nothing we can do than to pray for those who lost their lives.
“We thank Gov. Fintiri for the gesture, we are proud of him as a community and pray for him to succeed in life,” he said.
Our correspondent reports that the items presented included rice, maize, cement, zinc, nails, mats, salt, maggi seasoning cubes, soap and rubber buckets.