About 100 residents of Barnawa, Kawo and Rigasa communities in Kaduna State have received new clothes donated by a church to celebrate the Eid el-Fitr.
The beneficiaries included Muslim orphans, widows and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who also received food items including rice, millet and maize as part of effort by the Christ Evangelical and Life Intercessory Fellowship Ministry to support Muslims during the Sallah celebration.
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According to the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Yohanna Buru “The church deemed it fit to support Internally Displace Persons (IDP’s) and others who have been chased out of their communities due to series of attack by kidnappers and bandits as well as others affected by the farmer-herder clashes.”
“The church bought new wrappers and sewed them for 50 female orphans, it also bought and shared new clothes to 50 orphaned boys in the selected communities,” he said.
While noting that the church has been reaching out to vulnerable communities for many years, Buru noted that the aim was to strengthen Christian-Muslim relationship, adding that the church distributed over 50 bags of grains rice.
Responding, a Muslim leader in Barnawa, Garba Abdullahi, expressed delight at the donations and testified that for over five years the church had been assisting Muslims with food and clothes.
A beneficiary, Maryam Mohammed, appreciated the gesture and called on Muslim organisations to take a cue from what the church was doing in order to ease the suffering of the masses, especially those displaced by insecurity.
She also appealed to the federal government to establish a centre that would cater for the basic needs of orphans and widows in order to reduce the daily challenges they faced in accessing food, education and healthcare.