Victim Support Fund Wednesday donated over N350m relief materials to over 10,000 victims of communal crisis in Nyankwala community in Wukari local government area of Taraba state.
The chairman of the Victim Support Fund, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd.) while making the donation in Nyankwala in Wukari LGA of the state said the gesture was aimed at touching the lives of those affected by insurgency or any form of communal crisis.
Danjuma who was represented by his adviser on Administration, Victim Support Fund, Mrs Toyosi-Akerele Ogunsuji, stated that the foundation was established to set the background for peace in war ravaged areas of the country.
She added that the foundation has made significant progress towards delivering on its mandate of catering for the pivotal needs of victims of insurgency.
“The district head of this community and some of his people few years ago wrote to Gen. Danjuma who is the chairman of the victim support fund to come to their aide.
“When their latter reached our chairman, he directed that VSF should as a matter of urgency mobilise and provide them with support in order to cushion their hardship,” she said.
On his part, Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku, thanked the Victim Support Fund for providing succour and hope to the people of the state.
Ishaku, who was represented by his Commissioner for Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Teninga Binga, said the gesture was a huge relief to the people of Nyankwala.
The district head of Nyankwala, Chief Joshua Danji Barau, also commended General Danjuma and the Victim Support Fund for considering Nyankwala community to benefit from the foundation.