By Yakubu Uba
An NGO, Stop Genocide Action Group, has raised alarm over alleged diversion of aid supplies meant for victims of Numan ethnic disaster in Adamawa.
The group’s spokesman, Prof. Sali Nana, who raised the alarm in an announcement on Saturday, known as on the federal government to hold out an investigation into the matter to alleviate the struggling of the victims.
“We draw your consideration to the unprecedented diversion of aid assist meant for the victims of the latest ethnic battle in Numan and its surrounding communities in Adamawa.
“Many of those victims are nonetheless mendacity in hospitals with neither the required consideration from related authorities nor technique of correct therapy.
“The deplorable condition of the victims and lacklustre attitude of those entrusted to deliver the needed intervention calls for immediate intervention.”
The group which introduced a desk to buttress its allegations claimed that newest aid supplies introduced by NEMA and Secretary to the Government of the Federation that was divided amongst Fulani and Bachama victims had the share of Fulani victims given to some Fulani representatives who’re but to account absolutely for the supplies given them for the victims.
The group claimed that updated, out of the 1,200 baggage of millet introduced to the representatives of Fulani victims, solely 160 baggage have been delivered whereas they have been but to see the 200 baggage of cements, 200 bundles of zinc, and 50 bonds of roofing nails amongst others meant for the victims.
It additionally cited one other occasion the place the state authorities offered N150, 000 per head of cattle misplaced throughout considered one of such incidents, however victims got solely N17,000 per cattle.
“For occasion, in an try to resolve earlier disputes, the Adamawa authorities really helpful the fee of N150,000 solely, per head of cow as compensation to the Fulani group whose cattle have been killed or carted away.
“However, this timely humanitarian gesture was scuttled by some individuals assigned to deliver the compensation. They ended up paying only N17,000 per cow to the victims,” the group stated.
The group stated comparable conditions have been as seen within the aid supplies introduced by Senator Abdulaziz Nyako for the victims.
Also talking on the event, the North East chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Alhaji Mafindi Danburam additionally known as for probe into the dealing with of the aid by the authorities.
“I want the Federal Government and NEMA to look for those they gave the materials meant for Fulani victims to account for it,” Danburam stated.
When contacted, the Adamawa Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Abani Imam, stated he was but to obtain any official complain on the difficulty.
Imam stated all he knew was that NEMA handed over the supplies to representatives of Bachama and Fulani, including that if there have been complaints, he was but to obtain it for the company to behave.