ECWA Provides Succour to Victims of Bokkos Attacks

By Danjuma Auta

Relief materials worth millions of naira have been donated to over 330 households who were victims of attacks in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Presenting the materials in Bokkos, ECWA President, Rev. (Dr) Stephen Panya Baba said the church was disturbed over the incessant attacks on communities in the state and other parts of the north.

According to the cleric, these attacks were becoming unbearable and more disturbing, hence the need for everyone to be security conscious.

Rev. Baba however, called on security agencies to redouble their efforts in ensuring the security of lives and properties so as to enable citizens go about their businesses without any fear or intimidation.

While condoling the people of the Bokkos, Rev. Baba appealed to them to remain resilient even in the face of the security challenges confronting them.

The ECWA Executive led by the ECWA President during their visit to Bokkos

He also encouraged them to see these challenges as trials, hence they would surely pass away.

Said he: “The devil has risen more powerful than ever before because his days are numbered and the end.”

On the recent moves by Governor Caleb Mutfwang to resettle all displaced persons with  the setting up of a Task Force on Resettlement of IDPs, the cleric applauded the initiative and called on the Task Force to hasten up towards resettling the victims as according to him, the conditions of the IDPs were very critical and requires urgent attention.

He also solicited for more prayers for the state and the government to succeed.

Receiving the ECWA leaders at his Palace, the Saf Bokkos, Dah Monday Adancin represented by the Ciroman Bokkos, Mr. Danjuma Akims, thanked the church for the show of love demonstrated through the purchase and donation of the relief materials to his people describing the gesture as such that would continue to be remembered from generation to generation.

Rev. Dr Stephen Panya Baba presenting the relief material to one of the victims

He acknowledged that ECWA had continually reached out to the all victims irrespective of their denominational background which according to him, was an exhibition of Christ-likeness.

While soliciting for prayers for the return of lasting peace in Bokkos and the State, the paramount ruler disclosed that the communities have been targets of attacks and kidnapping in recent times adding that the situation had become a matter of great concern not only to Bokkos but the state in general.

Also speaking, ECWA General Secretary, Rev. Ayuba Asheshe called on the people to continue to be more prayerful urging them not to allow the challenges make them lose sight of their salvation.

Some of the relief materials donated by ECWA

The ECWA GS recalled that Bokkos that was known for its remarkable contributions in food productions has now become a shadow of itself and regretted that people can no longer go to their farms and called on government to act urgently to restore people’s confidence.

Some of the beneficiaries, Rev. Bitrus Danat and Mrs. Grace Samuel Mamot, expressed gratitude to the church for coming to their aid in such a trying moment as according to them, since the incidence occurred in December 2023, they have not been finding life easy and commended ECWA and the donors for the gesture.

Over 330 households received various items including food stuffs, blankets and other household items.

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