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NGO donates relief materials to IDP camps




An Enugu based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with the name: “Hope for the Hopeless/Prisoners” has donated food items worth millions of Naira to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State who were affected by the recent attacks in the area.

The NGO, in partnership with an American based philanthropist, Mr. Stephen, made the donation recently in the respective IDP camps to help cushion the hardship they are currently subject to as a result of the unfortunate attacks on innocent people of the area.

Speaking to our correspondent, shortly after the donation, the Team Leader of the organisation, Rev. Dr. Clinton Chukwuma Kanu said, “I  came all the way from Enugu to see how we can help those in IDP camps in Mangu LGC. So many of them do not have food to eat and there was a lot of hunger.

“We discovered that a lot of them have fled from their ancestral homes because the Fulani herdsmen have taken over their homes. Over 138 of them are refugees now in their own country. We saw that some have already gone into begging and they told us that they will come to collect their share to eat.

“When we first came, there were over 138 IDPs from Mangu and the other ones from Bokkos, the team leader explained “The first day, we went with bags of rice, maize, yams, beans and sorghum. On our return back to Enugu, we reported to Mr. Stephen, the philanthropist who is abroad that sponsors everything I do. Impressed with what we did, he sent me back to investigate and I told him that there is still a lot of hunger there. It was for that reason that he asked me to come back for the second time”.

According to Rev. Kanu, “When we came back this time, the camp was so filled and the Camp Leader asked us to help him distribute the items. In the process, we discovered that a lot of them were hungry.That prompted us to go and buy loaves of bread, as a temporary measure while we share the raw food.

“On our return back to Enugu, Mr. Stephen said somebody was touched when he saw the video and he would like us to go back there and give them more food again. He gave money and we bought a lot of rice, yams, pampers for babies, cartons of indomie which we distributed to other camps”.

The clergy man revealed that Mr. Stephen was a born again Christian who believed that “What you do for another person, you are doing it to God, and the left hand should not know it, as such, he doesn’t do charity for the praise of men ”



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