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Group seeks FG’s assistance for victims of Southern Kaduna crisis

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Chief of Army staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai PHOTO: NAN

Evangelism Worship Centre (EWC) of the Assemblies of God Church in Jos, Plateau State has urged the Federal Government to assist victims of the Southern Kaduna crisis to enable them reintegrate into the mainstream of society.

The call was made yesterday during an outreach programme for the displaced victims organised by members of the EWC who visited Kagoro in Southern Kaduna to help the affected communities.

They distributed rice, yams, clothes and others relief materials to the victims. The Lead Pastor of EWC, Rev. Paul Adim said it was necessary to show love and support to the people by taking care of them in their time of need.

He lamented that the situation in the area was pathetic going by what they saw during the visit, pointing out that the people were experiencing untold hardship and suffering due to the attacks on their communities which have rendered many homeless and their means of livelihoods destroyed.

He also called on the Federal Government to prevail on the security agents to stop the senseless killings in Southern Kaduna and other parts of the country in the interest of peace and development.

Meanwhile, in a bid to consolidate on the military-civil relationship in the peace building effort in the troubled area, the Nigerian Army has set up a health facility in Riyom Local Government of Plateau State, a border town between Plateau and Southern Kaduna.

During the commissioning, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, said the army is poised to win the hearts and minds of the civil populace. Buratai said the army would also get quick medical attention from the centre as they wage war against insecurity in Southern Kaduna.

Also, over 1500 people in Garam Village of Kanke local government council of Plateau State have benefited from the free medical outreach sponsored jointly by Kefiano Autos and the state government.

Head of the medical team and personal physician to Governor Simon Lalong, Dr. Benjamin Dashat, said that the outreach is in line with government’s desire to provide qualitative, affordable and accessible healthcare services to the people.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kuden Kamshak, thanked the governor for creating a platform for the robust partnership, which would enable the people to access healthcare services.



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