The Executive Chairman of Kanam Local Government Council,Dr. Dayyabu Yusuf Garga has made a passionate plea for Kanam Local Government to be added to the list of beneficiaries of the five hundred million naira donated by the first lady of the Federal Republic Of Nigeria,Her Excellency, Oluremi Tinubu for victims of various attacks in the state.
Drawing from the dastardly attack that claimed over one hundred lives as well as destroyed countless property in April 2022 in the Local Government Area,he said Kanam should be included so as to help the affected victims who are still groaning as a result of that to bounce back on their feets.
While commending the First Lady, Dayyabu Garga said the people affected by the Kanam massacre are still being accommodated by spirited individuals as their sources of livelihood were destroyed by those enemies of humanity.
“This kind gesture by the wife of the President is indeed heartwarming and will go a long way in getting people back on their feets but I must say that victims of the attacks in Kanam are very much still on the ground as they have nothing to hold on to.For us we feel if such assistance was extended to them it will go a long way in cushioning their terrible conditions. Our people were senselessly massacred killing over one hundred persons in one night as such we feel this should have been considered while presenting such to the first lady.”
The Executive Chairman,Kanam Local Government Council said already there was a compilation of affected families Including property destroyed which have been documented as such pleads that they be considered for the support as the Local Government under his administration has done all within it’s capacity to sustain the people who are mostly peasants.
It will be recalled that sometimes in April 2022 under one night an attack was carried out on Kanam Local Government Area leading to the death of over one hundred and thirty persons and with thousands of persons rendered homeless without food and shelter.
The Executive Chairman of the Local Government Council, Dr Dayyabu Yusuf Garga had to make case for the people to be accommodated with Schools and provided immediate food and medicals available to them before they could relocate and live with friends and relations.
According to reports these people are yet to get back on their feets hence the passionate plea by the Chairman.