November 2013 was the last day Four-year old Marvelous Kashamu Jerry saw her biological parents. The Fulani/Bajuu crisis in Madauchi community of Zango Kataf local government area of Kaduna State led to the death of her parents when their house was set on fire at night. Marvelous parents and four of her uncles couldn’t make it out of the house alive.
Marvelous was rescued by her aunt Paulina Yakubu who says ‘Immediately I realized our house was on fire, I ran out of the house and was able to carry Marvelous with me but one of the attackers saw me and shot at us which led to the loss of Marvelous’s left finger and another also pierced through her left arm. It was very hurting seeing her cry as she bled profusely.’ Paulina Yakubu is now Marvelous’s foster mother and they live at the IDP centre in Kaduna State
ActionAid Nigeria has been on-ground addressing the food and non-food needs of over 500 households at the internally displaced people’s centres in Kaduna, Nassarawa and Plateau states.
Each Household receives 1 bag of 50kg Rice, 10 kg of Beans and a pack of sanitary kit. Aged people also received Blanket and all the children were given clothes. The Food kit is expected to cover only 8 weeks of food requirements.