The Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba in collaboration with State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Thursday donated relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the State.
Taravoices.com reported that the IDPs, who are mostly Tiv people, were chased from their communities by the suspected herdsmen.
Mr. Duna Gambo Bello, Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, made the donation of the relief materials to the IDPs in Wukari Local Government Area (LGA) on behalf of Hope Afresh Foundation and Taraba State Government.
He added that the IDPs were not only chased from their communities by the suspected herdsmen but their loved ones were also killed by the attackers.
“It is a very pathetic situation to see children, women and the aged being forced and dislodged from their homes”, he said.
He, therefore, advised the IDPs not to take laws into their hands and urged the security agencies to always be proactive rather than reactive.
The IDPs are currently camped in Pevkyaa, Wukari Local Government Area (LGAs) of the State.
The Director said they were not only there to distribute relief materials but to also convey the message of the Wife to the Governor, Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku which she evinced in her empathy towards them and with the support of her husband, Arc. Darius Ishaku, there has been a quick response to their needs by providing relief materials to help ameliorate their situation.
Receiving the items on behalf of the IDPs, Rev. Joseph U. Ajaver expressed gratitude to the Governor’s Wife for her kind gesture.
He also commended the Rescue Government for the deployment of security personnel to the area.
He, therefore, appealed to the Government and the security agencies to facilitate the return to their various Communities.
The highlight of the visitation was special prayers for the return of peace and normalcy in the area and the donation of items like rice, millet, maize, beans, palm oil, vegetable oil, Indomie noodles, sugar, and mattresses.