The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Gideon and Funmi Para-Mallam Peace Foundation, Rev. DR. Gideon Para-Mallam, has enjoined communities affected by recent attacks in Kagoro to continue to pursue peace in spite provocations from the enemy.

 

Speaking on Friday when he led other officials of the Foundation to deliver relief materials to victims of renewed attacks in Kagoro Chiefdom, Rev. Dr. Para-Mallam prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and the families left behind the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

 

He noted that the people are always known to be peace loving and accommodating, but wondered why the attackers choose to kill and mime innocent lives without recourse.

 

Dr. Para-Mallam who pointed out that embracing peace was not a sign of weakness or compromise, added that the people should stand firm and ensure that the communities are defended and protected not by aggression, but by being proactive in responding to early warnings and early response mechanisms.

He said the items brought cannot quantify the ones lost, but was meant to commiserate and identify with them and to also promote and enhance peaceful coexistence in the area.

While leading prayers for the land, a Board Member of the Foundation, Prof. Sunday Bobai Agang, urged the security agencies to always respond swiftly to intelligence, instead of being reactive only after the damage has been done.

 

Earlier, the immediate past Chairman of Jema’a Local Government Area, who is also a partner to the Foundation, Mr. Peter Danjuma Averik, expressed hope that sooner than expected those displaced will relocate back to their ancestral land.

He appealed to the people to continue to be prayerful and watchful in all they do, and also be united in all they do, so as to fight their common enemy.

In a remark, the chairman of the IDP camp, Rev. Fr. Cosmos Magaji, called on the people to be more vigilant in their communities, even as he appealed to government to draw out modalities that will put an end to the incessant killings of people by the terrorists.

 

Also speaking to Salama News, the Chairman of the Kagoro Development Association, Prof. Duniya Gambo, thanked the Para-Mallam Peace Foundation for the relieve materials given to displaced persons, which he noted will go a long alleviate their suffering.

 

He however, debunked the news that the attacks was based on reprisals, saying the purveyors are only spreading a wrong narrative of what truly transpired.

The KDA Chairman expressed displeasure over the lack of support from the state and federal government to the displaced people, as they suffer from lack of sufficient food to meet their number.

 

The Foundation took out time to pay a condolence visit to the Chief of Kagoro, and thereafter visited the affected communities to see the level of destruction done to the community.

 

Salama News reports that Items presented by the Foundation includes; 10 bags of 50kg rice, 20 sacks of salts, 5 bags of 100kg of garri, 2 bags of 80kg of maize, 10 bags of beans, blankets and clothing for men, women and children.

 

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