The council chairman Jema’a local government area, Mr. Peter Danjuma Averik has led officials of kaduna state Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA), Nigeria Early Recovery Initiative (NERI) and members of the Southern Kaduna Joint Peace Committee ( SKJPC) to Ungwan Bido and Rugan makama to assess the level of damage to the communities during the last crisis.
The visit was meant to equip NERI with the realities on ground and to enable them see areas requiring urgent humanitarian interventions to quicken rehabilitation and resettlement of the displaced victims.
Speaking with the people of Ungwan Bido and the representatives of the Fulani communities, Jema’a local government chairman, Mr. Peter Danjuma Averik called on the people to be patient, tolerant and embrace one another in love irrespective of tribal, religious and party differences.
Mr. Averik cautioned the people of the area against taking the law in their hands and advised them to report grievances done to them to traditional leaders and other constituted authorities for prompt and amicable redress.
Also speaking, the Executive secretary SEMA, Mr Abubakar Hassan pleaded with both communities to forget and forgive one another and forge a better relationship in the interest of peace and development of the area.
On their part, Professor Benjamin Gugwong and Hajiya Ramatu Abarshi both representing southern kaduna Joint Peace Committee reiterated the need for peace and inter-communal togetherness to provide government with good atmosphere to deliver good governance with positive bearing to increase welfare of the people.
Speaking separately on behalf of the Communities, the Ward head of Ungwan Bido mr. Hussaini Garki and Ardo Gamu of Jagindi regretted the sad experience and prayed it should not happen again.
They pleaded with SEMA and NERI to provide them with portable drinking water, support the Community Neighbourhood Watch and the nearest Health Clinic in Jagindi and to as well help facilitate the resettlement of the displaced victims of the crisis especially the poor orphans and widows.