CAN distributes relief items to IDPs in Niger state

By Abubakar Hassan, Minna

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Niger State chapter, has donated relief items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps in Paikoro and Shiroro local government areas of the state.

The IDPs have been sheltered at the Baptist Primary School and UBE School Gwada IDPs camp in Shiroro Local Government Area while those in Paiko were assembled at the ECWA Church in Paikoro LGA of the state.

Niger state Chairman of CAN, Most Rev. Dr. Bulus Yohanna, at the presentations of the relief materials, which included food items and non-food items urged the IDPs to remain steadfast and prayerful.

Most Rev. Yohanna, who was represented by his Vice, Revd. Ezekiel Ibrahim appealed to them to accept the little that has been presented to them saying, “our prayers are with you always, because we want you to return to your homes soonest”.

He said “the issue of insecurity and Banditry will soon be a thing of the past. God has heard our cries.”

He further expressed sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives and those still in captivity.

The relief items consist of several bags of rice, maize, beans, cartons of noodles, gallons of palm oil, groundnut oil, packets of bar soap, detergents, salt and seasonings among others.

The Parish Priest of SS Peter & Paul Kafin Koro, Rev Fr. Benedict John Adigizi who received the items on behalf of the people appreciated the effort of the body of Christ.

He added that a lot of people were seriously affected and many others have relocated “but with the presence of security agencies, some have started returning and the people have started living in peace”, he said.

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