A socio-cultural group under the auspices of the Plateau Humanitarian Vanguard in the North Central zone has commended President Bola Tinubu and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, for their response to the Plateau communities recently attacked by gunmen .
Recall that following the attacks in some Plateau communities that killed more than 100 people, Tinubu Edu had directed that all efforts be made to provide relief to the victims of the affected communities
Edu then distributed food and non-food relief materials to the victims of the attacks in Plateau State on Wednesday.
The Minister also visited the affected communities for an on-site assessment of the areas with her counterpart from the Ministry of Defense
Reacting to the development, the group said in a statement on Wednesday evening that such humanitarian interventions, despite the hunger and dismay, have given victims a sense of belonging and eased their pain.
Plateau Humanitarian Vanguard President Jonah Pam said the timely response is a ray of hope for the affected communities.
According to him, these rapid humanitarian interventions mean a lot to the people. A lot is already happening to the displaced and we believe that any little support from the government, individuals and organizations would go a long way in easing the pain.
“We believe that no humanitarian intervention can bring back our loved ones, but we also know that this is not the first such attack in the past. What we normally get from the government at the center is a well-drafted and rehearsed press statement condemning the attack. And there it ends.
“The arrival of Tinubu as President of Nigeria has at least shown them how to do things in this situation.
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“We also pray that it does not end with providing humanitarian interventions. The security forces, especially the military, must survive and make the perpetrators pay for this heinous crime. It is a genocide against our people and we would not want it to fall asleep as usual,” the statement said in part.