Shendam Local Government Council Chairman, Hon. Kemi Nicholas Nshe, donated relief materials worth millions of Naira to internally displaced persons in Mangu Local Government, Plateau State. These people were displaced due to suspected attacks by Fulani herdsmen between May and July 2023. The attacks resulted in hundreds of deaths, mostly women and children, with properties and farmlands destroyed.
During the donation, Hon. Nshe expressed solidarity and sympathy with the affected community, acknowledging the importance of food aid during such hardships. The relief materials included 700 tubers of yams, bags of rice, garri, sugar, palm oil, and crates of eggs.
Various prominent figures, including the Former Deputy Speaker of Plateau State, Chairman of House of Assembly Service Commission, Former PDP Chairman of Plateau State, and Former Commissioner of Information, were present and expressed their concern for Mwagwavul Land and their support for the Mangu Traditional Council and its people.
Additionally, Hon. Nshe and the stakeholders visited the Mishkaham Mwagwavul, His Royal Highness Da John Putmang, to commiserate with him over the recurring attacks. The Traditional Ruler appreciated the visit and called for unity among all the people of Plateau State, regardless of tribe and religion.
The relief gesture was well-received by the Council Chairman of Mangu Local Government, who expressed gratitude for the support during their difficult situation. He praised the show of love and hoped for peace and unity throughout the state.
The donation from Shendam Local Government provided much-needed relief to the displaced people of Mangu, and their gratitude for the assistance was evident. The visit and support from Shendam officials and stakeholders left a positive impact on the affected community.