From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
The National Chairman of National Rescue Movement (NRM) who doubles as gubernatorial candidate under same party in Zamfara state, Senator Sa’idu Muhammad Dansadau has challenged Defense Minister over non provision of relief materials by the federal government to victims of incessant killings in the state.
Senator Dansadau, who spoke with newsmen at NUJ State Secretariat while declaring his gubernatorial campaigns suspended to register sympathy with the people of the state over merciless attacks by
bandits said, there has not been a kilo of grains provided by the federal government aimed at cushioning the bitter feelings of victims of killings.
“Our party had decided to suspend all its political activities including campaigns for any political office in the state with a view to register concern and sympathize with victims who suffered lose of their loved ones to armed bandits, and to embark on campaign for the provision of relief materials from the federal government”, Dansadau has stated.
He further cried that, for over three years of Buhari-led administration, the federal government had never through NEMA or any related agency, provide relief materials to victims of killings in the
state, the development which according to him, the minister of defense, Brigadier General Mansur Dan Ali has to blamed. “The Minister of defense happens to be a son of the soil to Zamfara
state, and could not facilitate the federal government’s assistance in terms of relief materials to his people but, this is unexpected of Buhari-led administration, there were provisions of relief materials to victims during immediate past administration under Goodluck Jonathan”, Dansadau has complained.
According to him, Zamfara state is not fairly treated by the federal government on the issues pertaining show of concern especially on victims of the incessant killings, saying, “I don’t know whether we are not considered as Nigerians. I have been doing my best to meet with President Buhari so that I can dissect for him about true situation in Zamfara state but, people surrounding him had prevented”