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Herdsmen crisis: Adeboye donates relief materials to IDPs

Herdsmen crisis: Adeboye donates relief materials to IDPs

- Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the RCCG has donated relief materials to IDPs in Plateau state

- The cleric commiserated with the people and government of the state and condemned the killings by herdsmen

- He however pointed out that there was nothing that could be given that would be equal to what the IDP’s have lost

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, donated relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Barkin-Ladi local government area of Plateau state on Wednesday, July 18.

The materials were presented to the IDPs by Adeboye’s special assistant and regional pastor in charge of Region 8 (Plateau Family), Sunday Edward Akande, Punch reports.

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Speaking on behalf of the general overseer, Akande commiserated with the people and government of Plateau state and condemned the killings by herdsmen.

He observed that food was the most important item the IDPs needed, saying: “That is why we are moved to make these donations at this point in time. This gesture is to cushion the hardship being experienced at the moment as Internally Displaced Persons.

“We all know that it is not your own making that you are here; none of you is happy to be here. But because situation calls for it, we decided to come and identify with you.

“There is nothing we will give you that will be equal to what you have lost, but the little we have come with is just to support you."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that an advocacy group, Stefanos Foundation, reported that the number of IDP's after the June 23 and June 24 attacks on about 15 communities in Plateau state has risen to 11,515, adding that the IDPs were taking refuge in 13 locations in the state.

The foundation revealed that a total of 233 persons were killed in the two-day attacks perpetuated by suspected herdsmen, while “those that are badly injured are hospitalised in various medical centres in Jos, with their families left to struggle with the hospital bills.”

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