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Dominion Chapel, SOKAPU donate relief materials to southern Kaduna IDPs

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By Nuhu Adamu

International Dominion Chapel Churches, Abuja and Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has donated relief materials worth several millions of Naira to over 100 victims of the frequent attacks in Chawai Chiefdom, Kauru Local Government Area in the southern part of Kaduna State.

At the symbolic presentation of the relief materials to representatives of the victims in Bakin Kogi Chawai, the Archbishop of Dominion Chapel Churches, John Praise Daniel, said the gesture was to cushion the suffering of the victims who were displaced from their homes during the attacks.

Daniel, who is also the Vice President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), spoke through Bishop Fortress Ezekiel, said he has chosen to celebrate his 62nd birthday celebration to show empathy to the Internally Displaced Persons by donating clothing and foodstuffs to those in dire need of our sympathy.

The Archbishop, who said the provision of relief materials does not reflect the totality of their interventions, but means to empathize with the plight of affected populations, urged the victims to turn back to God, surrender and pray for his intervention for the sustainable of peace in the area.

In his remarks, the National President of SOKAPU, Jonathan Asake, called on the Government, National and International NGOs to come to the aid of their displaced people across the Southern part of the state with relief materials.

“We are calling on the government to deployed securities into our communities, to take steps and bring these people that are coming to kill our people into justice. To resettle our people back in their homeland. We are also informing INEC that even as we are preparing for the next elections that our people are been disenfranchised because majority of our members of the communities across our local government are not in there homelands and they are likely not to be able to vote.” He said

He also urged the people of the area to keep calm and have faith in God.

Speaking on behalf of the communities affected, the National President of Chawai Development Association, Mr. Abel Habila Adamu commended the Dominion Chapel and the SOKAPU for the gesture and gave the assurance that they would distribute the items to all the communities affected.

He said more than hundred of their people from Kigom, Kitakum, Angwan Makera, Angwan Magaji were rendered shelterless after the recent attacks

He called on the government to renovate the burnt houses and provide security by establishing Military Forward Base or Mopol Barrack so that to return back home and resettled in order to continue their farming occupation as the rainy season has already approached.

Items donated included clothes, bags of rice, garrri, cartons of noodles, blankets among others.

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