by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
An NGO has donated relief materials to IDPs as part of efforts towards reducing the hardship being faced by most of the widows and orphans affected by crises or those forced to migrate to other communities due to the menace of kidnapping and other insecurity challenges affecting their communities.
The NGO, ‘Initiative for Collaborative Quality Education,’ under the leadership of Mrs Elizabett Nuhu Garba, distributed the foodstuffs and other humanitarian assistance with the sole aims of helping women, children and elderly people at the Kujama IDP Camp, in Kaduna state.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after distributing the relief materials, Mrs Garba said, it has became mandatory for her to help the needy at this crucial time in view of the hardship most women and children in the camp are facing.
According to her, the camp, which is located inside Kujama community in southern part of Kaduna, has large numbers of widows and orphans that needed assistance.
It took her some months to gather money to buy those foodstuffs to the IDPs, saying, IDPs need more help because of the number of children that are staying in the camp.
The IDP camp, she said, contains Adara, Gbagyi and other tribes that were affected in southern Kaduna crisis, while some were forced to stay in the camp due to how kidnappers in their various communities chased them out.
Mrs Garba says she brought cloths, foods and other necessary items, which can help some of the women in the camp.
She then called on wealthy individuals, corporate organizations, state and federal governments to support the children and women that are residing in the camp with other assistance.
The General Overseer of Christ Evangelical Intercessory Fellowship Ministry, Pastor Yohanna Butu, who accompanied the NGO to the camp, said, there is need for every Nigerian to always assist one another.
He said, the number of refugees, widows, orphans due to ethno-religious crises, banditry, kidnapping is on the rise; hence the need for state and federal governments to double-up effort toward bringing an end to the situation
The Christian cleric called on NEMA, SEMA, and other humanitarian organizations to help the IDPs. One of the women in the camp (name withheld) thanked the NGOs for remembering them, as she called on other Christian leaders to always remember them.