Speaking on a visit to Mercy camp, Zonkwa, CAN State Chairman, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, regretted that by offering it various narratives some people are playing politics with the crisis.
Rev. Hayab, who was in company with other officials, said they were delivering relief materials in the camp and seeing for themselves what many of the victims were going through. He shared joy that many have returned home to carry on living again.
“We should not allow this challenge to create fear among us because if we allow it, there will be hunger. People will not be able to go to farm. We hope they (victims) will be able to put back structures and continue with life so that children will return when schools are eventually reopened for classes,” he observed.
“Persecuting and creating hardship will make us move forward in life. The present situation the Church has found itself should challenge people to look inward and do something better for a living,” he explained.
The camp hosts 3,455 displaced people, Rev. Waziri explained. Besides, those who remain in Zonkwa town with relatives still come to get what they'd be fed on.
He added that there were 58 pregnant women in the camp, 6 (six) birthed but noted that two of the newborn babies died.
He thanked the people of Southern Kaduna and the outsiders for their support and compassion for coming to the assistance of the displaced.