Akwa Ibom commence evaluation of its citizens from Northern Nigeria over bandits’ attacks and unrest in the north.
Akwa Ibom State Government weekend evacuated from Katsina State a total of 34 of her citizens, who were stranded following attacks by bandits and insurgents in some parts of Katsina state.
The victims, who arrived Uyo the State capital on Saturday were recieved by the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Dr Ini Adiakpan at the Women Development Centre along IBB Way, Uyo.
Addressing newsmen, Adiakpan explained,” The attention of the state government was drawn to a viral video on social media where some displaced Akwa Ibom indigenes in Katsina State were calling for help, because their houses, shops and other sources of livelihood were either vandalised or burnt by bandits.
So the state government immediately ordered for their evacuation and safe return to the state. The Governor has made adequate arrangement for them to be recieved.
Relief materials will also be released to them, and we will then begin to reintegrate all of them with members of their families immediately “.