The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has distributed assorted grains and other relief materials to over 1,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by incessant attacks by bandits in Shiroro and Munya local governments of Niger state.
Disturbing the materials at the IDPs camp at Kuta Monday, ASUU president, Professor Emmanuel Osadeke, said the gesture is aimed at reducing the hardship experienced by the displaced persons.
He urged both the federal government and the state government to speedily curb the menace of insecurity in Niger state and other parts of the country.
He said, “The donation of relief materials to IDPs in Kuta camp for people displaced by bandits in this part of Niger state is one of the corporate social responsibilities of the union to the society. We are glad that ASUU has successfully reached out to alleviate the sufferings these victims of bandits and terrorists in Shiroro and Munya local governments of Niger state who are now taking refuge in Kuta town. “
Speaking in an Interview with Blueprint, the FUT Minna branch chairman of ASUU, Professor Gbolahan Bolarin, stated that despite nonpayment of eight months salary arrears by the federal government, the union members raised the funds to purchase the relief materials through levy.
Chairman of Shiroro local government area, Alhaji Akilu Isyaku Kuta, said several communities in the local government have been under the attack of ravaging bandits in the past three days.