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CBN donates materials to clash victims

31 August 2012, 10:14

Plateau - The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday donated relief materials to the victims of 2003 communal clashes in Yelwa, a border town in Plateau.

Mr Usman Sule, the Lafia Cranch Controller, made the donation on behalf of the apex bank at the Shike camp in Lafia where the displaced persons have taken refuge.

The victims took refuge in the camp since 2003 when the border town was engulfed in communal clash.

The Items included 10 bags of rice, one bag of beans and bales of clothing materials.

He said the donation was part of the bank social responsibility to assist the less-privileged, adding that the staff of the bank contributed money to buy the items.

``The distribution of the materials is to provide relief to the victims following losses they suffered in the crisis that erupted at Yelwa in the neighbouring Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau,’’ he said.

He appealed to the Nasarawa State Government to assist the displaced persons who spent nine years in the camp in Lafia.

Responding, Mr Ibrahim Magaji, the leader of the refugee camp members, thanked the bank for the donations, and  appealed to individuals and the government to come to their aid to reduce their suffering.


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