The Catholic Diocese of Yola in collaboration with the Mennonite Central Committee has distributed food and non-food items to victims of the recent Lunguda and Waja crisis.
Speaking during the occasion, the Catholic Bishop of Yola, Most Reverend Stephen Dami Mamza sues for peace with emphasis that no community or people will prosper in isolation.
Each package contains over fifteen items including food and non-food items.
The relief materials are largesse from the Mennonite Central Committee in partnership with the Justice Development and Peace Commission, Catholic Diocese of Yola.
The Catholic Bishop, Most Reverend Dami Mamza is coordinating the distribution in Boshikiri and Lafiya through the help of the Emergency Response Team.
The cleric emphasis the need to coexist peacefully saying no society can develop in isolation.
He urges the people to continue to work for peace and shun any form of dispute that will lead to the destruction of life and property.
Also Speaking during the visit to the communities, the Programme, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator of the Mennonite Central Committee, Mr Kitshiwe Williams says mediating between worrying factions in conflict and providing succor is their mission hence the provision of today’s relief materials
Beneficiaries expressed gratitude to their donors praying for the peace of their communities to return.
Recall that it was in July that the Lunguda and Waja communities in Dumna District clashed. This rendered many homeless alongside the loss of lives and property. The Government of Ahmadu Fintiri responded also by setting up a committee to investigate the cause of the crisis. Bishop Mamza was part of the committee.