Relief Distribution in Barkin Ladi, Plateau State
*We can’t wait to go back to our homes, farms and respective means of livelihood!!!*
“This is the outcry of IDPs in Kassa.”
On Friday, the 27th of July 2018, Stefanos Foundation Relief team were at Kassa, in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State to distribute relief items to victims of the recent Fulani Terror attacks on Plateau State. The items were distributed successfully and the victims received them with joy.
As usual, Stefanos Foundation is impressed by the way Nigerians responded to the killings at Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local Government Areas.
It will be recalled that on 24th and 25th June 2018, about 15 Communities were attacked in these Local Government Areas and in just two days, over eleven thousand (11,000) people were displaced to about 14 different locations.
Stefanos Foundation is satisfied with the influx of relief to larger camps in the cities and chose to visit Kassa, which is among the least of the camps to distribute relief items. Our relief team also met with COCIN Headquarters Church team, who were there to also distribute relief items to the victims from their church.
It was a great time of fellowship with the victims who have lost the comfort of their communities for over a month now.
The chairman of the camp, Steven Haruna thanked Stefanos for their demonstration of love to the people and narrated the sad event that led to his family being in the camp.
He stressed how sad they felt when they learnt that the governor’s convoy was stoned some times back.
He said, they waited excitedly to receive the governor on his visit to the camps when he was to commiserate with them, unfortunately, his visit was shattered by the attack.
Mr. Haruna told Stefanos Foundation that the displaced people of Barkin Ladi and Riyom are still calling on the governor to come to their aid and restore them to their homes.
It is our prayer in Stefanos Foundation that Nigerians will not be tired of helping the displaced.
We are encouraging all leaders to continue to respond to this situation by urging the government to do everything possible to restore these people to their homes and ensure that lasting peace return to the state.