Youths do­nate to dis­placed per­sons in Borno

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Text by Ibrahim Sawab, Maiduguri

The Youth Fed­er­a­tion for World Peace (YFWP) has pre­sented as­sorted food items worth mil­lions of naira to the In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDPs) cur­rently tak­ing refuge IDP camps in Maiduguri the Borno State cap­i­tal.

Speak­ing with Youthville in Maiduguri, the North­east Zonal Co­or­di­na­tor of the group and a PeaceAm­bas­sador, Ahmed Shehu, said the Youth Fed­er­a­tion for World Peace (YFWP) has de­cided to com­mem­o­rate this year’s World Peace Day by do­nat­ing to the IDPs. He said let all come to­gether to bring and preach hope, peace and pros­per­ity to the vic­tims of Boko Haram in­sur­gency.

“No sup­port is too small to the In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDPs) es­pe­cially at a mo­ment like this when the IDPs out­num­bered mem­bers of the host com­mu­ni­ties in Borno state. So it is ob­vi­ous that the state and Nige­ria in gen­eral is pass­ing through a try­ing time, al­though no na­tion is ex­cep­tion­ally im­mune to con­flict,” he said.

He said as his team of PeaceAm­bas­sadors com­mem­o­rate this year’s UN In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace with the theme: ‘Part­ner­ship for peace-dig­nity for all’, they called for ces­sa­tion of hos­til­i­ties, urg­ing let all em­brace the use of di­a­logue and ne­go­ti­a­tion to set­tle their griev­ances, stress­ing, “There is no al­ter­na­tive to peace.”

He also ex­pressed grat­i­tude to the YFWP’s part­ners: Fam­ily Fed­er­a­tion for World Peace and Uni­fi­ca­tion (FFWPU), Like­minds Project (LP), Peace Am­bas­sadors Foundation(PAF), Women in New Nige­ria, NCWS and FOMWAN.

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