By Jacob Zango
In an effort to alleviate the suffering of the people affected by recent crisis in Atyap chiefdom, the KATUNKU FOUNDATION has donated relief materials mostly food and clothes items worth over one million Naira and Cash of one hundred and fifty thousand Naira.
Presenting the materials, the Chairman of the foundation, Brig. Gen Simon KATUNKU Gora (rtd) said it”s a thing of great concern for these people who have found themselves as a result of the crisis that engulfed the area.
“Our people have never experienced this, leaving their houses to come and stay in a place like this, is really very sad pathetic and of great concern”. He said.
Gen. Katunku said what the foundation brought is not enough but will reduce their suffering especially now that they need the support of the people.
He commended the efforts of the coordinator Rev. Gambo Waziri and committee members of proper handling of the people in the camp, and pray for God to give them more wisdom and strength to continue with the good work despite the challenges they are facing.
On the effort embarked upon by the chiefdom of resolving the crisis through dialogue to have lasting peace in the area, Gen Katunku described as a welcome development as it’s the only solution to resolve crisis.
“I must commend the foresight of Agwatyap for the step taken to ensure the resolution of the crisis. We must commence the process for others to key in. He called on all communities, Atyap, Fulanis, Hausa and the rest to be honest and stick to the agreement by keeping it.
Receiving the materials, the coordinator of the IDP camp, Rev. Gambo Waziri while thanking the Katunku foundation for the gesture maintained that the materials would no doubt address their needs especially in the area of food as it’s the immidiate requirement of humans.
He said in the past they had over three thousand people in the camp, but with the relative peace now returning to the affected areas in the Atyap Chiefdom some people have returned back to their homes.
Items donated include bags of rice, beans, garri, cartons of Indomie, Maggie, blankets, jerrycans of palm oil, children shoes detergent, bathing soap and clothes.