Youths donate to displaced persons in Borno
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.