By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The leader of the Islamic Movement, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky on Tuesday December 29, 2020 donated Blankets, drugs, mosquito nets to the internally displaced persons to help them stay warm during the cool season in Faskari town, Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
At the event, the representative of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky in Funtua, Sheikh Rabi’u Abdullahi said the choice of the Faskari IDPs was made by the Sheikh to assist the internally displace persons who left their villages for the fear of attack from the bandits.
“We are overwhelmed by the number of expectant mothers and other categories of women that came out to collect the free Blankets, Drugs and Mosquito nets in the IDP camp.”
Sheikh Zakzaky who was incarcerated since the Zaria massacre in December 2015, represented by Sheikh Rabi’u, said the kind gesture was done out of passion and love. He said Sheikh is going to continue helping people expecially in this hardship period.”
Sheikh Rabi’u Funtua, called on the Federal Government to unconditionally release the leader of the sect for proper medical attention. He said “In the aftermath of Zaria genocide executed by the Nigerian government in December 2015 we have been calling on all citizens to uphold the dictum that injustice to one is injustice to all.Recalled Sheikh Zakzaky distributes drugs and Mosquito net on 18 August 2020 to same IDP camp. Some of the beneficiaries thanks the Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky for his kind gesture.
“Now we are really happy to receive the blankets because we really need them. The IDPs also need warm clothes to get around in the morning and in the evening before going to bed,” said Malam Aliyu Garba, one of the IDPs.
“We call on the people help us to get warm cloth. I think it is not good to see children and adults with blankets in the morning. IDPs can’t buy warm clothes because they are facing livelihood hardships. That’s why we want people to follow Sheikh Zakzaky’s footstep to provide warm clothing for us,” he added.
“Now that we have the blankets, one problem has been solved for the IDPs. But mats are required because IDPs often sleep on concrete floors,” he said.