Bandits have impoverished rural communities


The Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nigeria (CSWN) has said that the increasing level of insecurity has impoverished many rural communities, especially, in the north.
The Chief Operating Officer of the CSWN, Mrs. Agera Liti said stated this in a statement on Thursday after presenting some relief materials to victims of herdsmen attacks who are were rendered homeless and taking refuge at internally displaced persons camp in  Zonkwa, Zangon Kataf Local Lovernment Area of Kaduna state.
Liti said insecurity in parts of Nigeria, occasioned by invasion and destruction of communities, killings and abductions for ransom, has thrown many people in rural communities into poverty.
“While people in most rural communities are already battling to survive poverty, the current insecurity has further entrenched it by creating more needs”, she said.
She added that scarce resources in the hands of rural dwellers that would have been used in developing themselves and their communities would now be used in rebuilding destroyed homes, caring for the injured or caring for IDPs. This, according to her, is a serious setback to development.
While praying for peace in Kaduna and the nation in general, Liti called on the government to live up to its constitutional responsibility of ensuring the security of lives and property of all citizens.
Thousands of displaced people whose homes were destroyed in a renewed onslaught on communities in Zangon Kataf LGA, are being accommodated at Rahama camp in Zonkwa.


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