JDPC Donates Relief Items to Victims of Plateau Attacks

JDPC Donates Relief Items to Victims of Plateau Attacks

The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of the Catholic Dioceses of Yola, Adamawa State and Pankshin in Plateau, have donated relief materials to displaced victims of Christmas eve attacks in Plateau.

Presenting the items to the victims on Tuesday in Bokkos, Most Rev. Stephen Mamza, Bishop of Yola Catholic Diocese, represented by Rev. Fr. Maurice Kwairanga, JDPC Coordintor of the diocese, said the gesture was supported by ”Mission Take Heart”, an International organisation.

The News Agnecy of Nigeria (NAN) reports that gunmen had on Christmas eve attacked many communities, killed scores and destroyed properties worth millions in Bokkos, Mangu and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Plateau.

Mamza explained that the gesture aimed at cushionin the hardships the victims were currently going through.

”When this incident happened, Mission Take Heart, one of the organisation sponsoring our activities supported us to provide these items to the victims.

”This gesture is no where compared to the loses incured by these victims, but this is to cushion the hardships they are currently passing through.

”It is not easy to lose everything and be away from the comfort of your home for days, particularly in an unplanned circumstance.

”So, we are here to sympathise with these victims and support them in our little way,”he said.

Also speaking, Most Rev. Michael Gokum, the Catholic Bishop of Pankshin, represented by Rev. Fr. Basil Kassam, JDPC Coordinator of the diocese, said 150 displaced households benefitted from the gesture.

He explained that the items were distributed to the victims devoid of religious, tribal and denominational affiliations.

Gokum, who decried the spate of killings and wanton destruction of farmlands and other properties in communities, called on government to be proactive toward tackling the menace.

He, however, advised the victims to continually trust God, adding that the end to the current secuirty challenges is near.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mr Maren Danjuma, thanked the donors for the gesture, adding that it would go a long to alleviate their current challenges.

He also appealed to government and the security agencies to intensify efforts to fastrack their return to their original abodes.

NAN reports that some of the items donated include bags of beans, rice, garri, maize, among others

Cc:News Agency of Nigeria.

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