Succour has come the way of the displaced persons from 18 Communities who were affected by the violent attacks, killings and farm crops destruction in Miango and Kwall Districts Bassa LGA, Plateau State.
The humanitarian intervention which was facilitated by the government of Plateau State through the Plateau State Peace Building Agency (PPBA) was made possible through the effort of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Nigerian Early Recovery Initiative (NERI).
While delivering the items in the two mentioned Districts, the Representatives of NERI, Mr Samson Noma sympathized with the people over the unfortunate incident that led to their displacement from their homes and disclosed that the gesture was to assist in addressing their physiological needs and help build their resilience.
He said the items were donated to bring succour to the displaced persons and their families on account of their present predicament.
In his remarks, the Director-General of the Plateau Peace Building Agency, Mr Joseph Lengmang commended the USAID for partnering with the State government in facilitating the timely humanitarian intervention to assist the people of the State who were displaced following violent attacks.
He stressed that the intervention will create new opportunities to help the affected communities to rebuild, to heal and reconcile going forward.
He further stated that the gesture is one among the series of interventions the State government is planning for the displaced.
He said the gesture which is to ameliorate the hardships being faced by the displaced persons who have suffered the brunt of attacks and violent conflict was facilitated by the Plateau State Government through the instrumentality of the Plateau Peace Building Agency.
He said though the experiences of the people are hurting, they should be comforted by the commitment of the Plateau Peace Building Agency and other organizations working with it to work with the people to overcome those things that engender violent conflicts and attacks in communities, to secure communities and to promote stable and prosperous communities in Irigwe Land, the Local Government Area and State at large.
Mr Lengmang reassured the people of the State government’s commitment to ensure the safety, security as well as the welfare of the people.
District Heads of Miango and Kwall; Chief Daniel Chega and Chief Hala Biti in their separate remarks lauded the donor for identifying with the people.
President of Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Prince Robert Achi and the Irigwe Youth Movement (IYM) National President, Cmr. Ezekiel Bini appreciated USAID and the State Government for the gesture.
Some beneficiaries who could not hide their joy said though their situation is painful, the gesture is timely and bringing greater hope to them.
549 persons benefitted from the gesture comprising 241 from Miango District and 308 from Kwall District.
The benefitting communities are Dundu, Ung. Magaji, Kigam, Kangbro, Hura, Maiyanga, Kishisho, Ri-Geh, Jebbu, Kpachudu, Zanwra, Tafigana, Mai Tifa, Sabon Layi and Rikwe Rishe.
Each beneficiary got 1 bag of Semolina, 1 carton of Noodles, 1 sleeping mat, 5 packs of Maggi cube, 1 pack of tasty tom tomato, 10 packs of salt, 1 bucket, 6 packs of viva detergent, 2 packs of sanitary pad, branded polythene bags and 4 litres of Palm Oil.