The Camp Coordinator at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp, Anguldi in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, Mr. Francis Chong, has called on well-meaning Nigerians and proprietors of schools around the camp enroll the 1, 316 displaced children hosted at the camp.
Chong made the appeal at the camp, when the founder of Dunamis International Gospel Centre Worldwide, Pastor Paul Enenche, paid a visit and made delivery of relief materials to the IDP camp.
The coordinator revealed most of the affected children at the camp are orphans, whose parents were killed during the June 23 and 24, 2018, attacks in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area and environs of Plateau State.
According to him, “We currently have 1,316 children whose parents were killed in the Barkin Ladi attacks, though some of the children’s parents are alive, but their means of livelihood have been destroyed, therefore they cannot send them to school, or carter for their daily needs.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]They included about 200 bags of rice, 50 eight spring mattresses, over 250 cartons of Indomine noddles, 10 bags of salts, slippers, bags of sugar, tomatoes and toiletries, including pads for females, among others.[/penci_blockquote]
Chong also disclosed the camp was lacking some basic social amenities, lamenting that, the State Government only visited the camp once, since its inception four months ago.
“We feel abandoned, government brought relief materials to us only once, since the camp was established four months ago.
“We have spent over N300, 000 worth of firewood, which we use for cooking alone, we are in dire need of medication, the only health materials we have here is first aid”, he lamented.
Dunamis Church, Regional Pastor for Northern zone, David Majiyebo, who repsented the founder, spoke after the donation, pointing out that the gesture was to meet some of the basic needs the IDP.
He advised the IDP’s to be prayerful and place their faith and hope in God.
The Clergy called on government at all levels to double their efforts in resettling the affected communities to their ancestral homes.
Though Pastor Majiyebo declined comments on the value of the materials donated to the camp, the clergy however, mentioned some of the items taken to the Anguludi IDP camp.
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They included about 200 bags of rice, 50 eight spring mattresses, over 250 cartons of Indomine noddles, 10 bags of salts, slippers, bags of sugar, tomatoes and toiletries, including pads for females, among others.
The Church also visited two other IDP camps in Riyom, and at Heipang, in Barkin Ladi LGAs.