The Zamfara Government has said it spent N35 billion on the provision of logistics, allowances for security agencies, and assist attack victims in the state.
He said: “We have been supporting by providing logistics and allowance to security agencies, we have spent over N20 billion in this regard.
“We also provided 570 brand new Hilux and Range Rover Ford vehicles to the security agencies.”
This is as he said that Gov. Abdulaziz Yari had set up a Relief and Damage Assessment Committee led by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Sanusi Rikiji, to cater for the affected communities.
“This committee is giving assistance in two forms, whenever there is attack they visit the affected community and render assistance to the victims,” he noted.
“Each of the families of the deceased, received N500, 000 and N250, 000 for each of the injured person,
“In addition to this, the committee offer N250, 000 to those who lost any form of property, either building or silos among others, so under this committee we spent about N5 billion.
“We appreciate the efforts of President Buhari in the last four years by ensuring the presence of adequate security which is a critical element to addressing the problems.
“As of 2013 we had only 27 men from the military, now we have about 4000, before, we had only one Battalion Ammunition Depot later the federal government established 223 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, 207 Quick Response Unit, 1 Brigade of the Nigerian Army and later a GOC unit.
“Currently, we have about 4000 military personnel we are cooperating with them strategising to see how we can put this problem to rest.”