On 10 January, Church in Chains’ partner organisation the Stefanos Foundation distributed aid in an IDP (internally displaced persons) camp in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State. The team was led by Director Mark Lipdo who formally commiserated with the survivors of the “Black Christmas” attacks in which over 200 Christians were killed by Muslim Fulani militants. Church in Chains contributed €4,000 to this aid distribution.
The visit was in response to a call for help towards the enormous need on the ground since the December attacks, which left an estimated 10,000 Christians displaced and scattered across 13 different IDP camps in the Local Government Area.
Rev. Stephen Asugum, the Christian Association of Nigeria Chairman of Bokkos LGA was present during the visit and expressed his appreciation for the support from the Stefanos Foundation. Stephen revealed that a total of about 400 Christians have died as a result of the Christmas attacks as some who sustained injuries have since died in hospitals.
The food items distributed included bags of rice, beans, millet, sweet potatoes, over hundred tubers of yam, seasoning cubes, 14 kegs of palm oil and groundnut oil among others.
(The Stefanos Foundation)