Association Task FG To Intensify Fight Against Boko Haram, Donate To Edo IDP Camp

With the daily discomforting reports from various Internally Displaced
Persons (IDPs) from persons displaced by activities of insurgents, the
Association of Food Beverage and Tabacco Employers (AFBTE) yesterday
tasked the federal government to intensify efforts in ending the war
against boko haram to enable displaced persons return to their various
communities and live normal lives.

President of the Association, Chief Patrick Anegbe, stated this in
Uhogua, Ovia North East local government area of Edo State when he
visited the IDP camp operated by the International Christian Centre
where on behalf of the association donated several food items making
it the highest single donation to the facility.

The facility houses about 2,500 persons including female and children
displaced by boko haram especially from Borno and Yobe States.

“Quite frankly, if I tell you I am not touched with what I am seeing
here today, I will be telling you a lie, this is my very first time of
being in any of the IDP camps. I only read them on papers and at times
they look like something not so real to me but today, I have come here
and what I read on papers is really real and it tells me that we have
serious issues in this country, a lot of people are suffering and they
need to be catered for these are people who not just fault of theirs,
they found themselves in a place like this, they have left the comfort
of their community, the comfort of their homes and find themselves in
camps like this. We are human beings, I feel that the federal
government should do more work, work harder to ensure that these
people are settled in good time and be able to fend for themselves and
be independent so that they should feel that they are part of the
country and bonafide citizens of the country.”

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