By Abbas Bamalli
The Kano State Chapter of Red Cross Society on Sunday distributed relief materials worth millions of Naira to 516 Internally Displaced Persons (IPDs) in the State.
The Red Cross Chairperson in Kano, Dr. Urrata Balla, presented the materials to the IDPs at Hotoro in Tarauni and Gaida in Kumbotso Local Government Areas of the state.
Balla said the gesture was necessary due to the condition IDPs found themselves.
“Red Cross cannot compensate the IDPs over what they have lost but will continue to do everything humanly possible to assist them so as to make them feel and have sense of belonging.
“I also want to call on philanthropists to assist in one way or the other so that everyone should live in a good condition”.
Balla urged IDPs to always monitor the movement of their children when they return to their respective homes to prevent them from associating with bad people.
She said the spread of insurgency that brought about the IDPs was as a result of negligence of some parents to monitor and watch over their children.
Speaking on behalf of the IDPs in Hotoro, and Gaida, Malam Abubakar Mustapha and Malam Magaji Halliru respectively commended the Red Cross for the gesture.
Mustapha said the gesture was highly appreciated, especially with the current economic challenges in the country.
He called on wealthy individuals in the society, government and private organisations to continue to assist them to alleviate their sufferings.
Mustapha commended President Muhammad Buhari for his efforts towards restoring peace in the areas affected by the activities of insurgents.
“We are also appealing to the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency do everything possible to rebuild our houses for us to go back and continue with our normal life,’’ he said.
Items distributed include clothes, shoes, blankets, bed sheets, mosquito nets, jerrycans, plastic buckets, soap and other other essential commodities.