By Kingsley Unah
The federal government has approved the activation of immediate humanitarian response and support to the victims of Christmas Eve Plateau Massacre.
In a swift intervention to the incident that claimed the lives of over 100 people and destruction of properties Worth millions of naira, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation Dr Beta Edu, said the President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has requested her ministry to immediately collaborate with the Plateau State government in bringing succour to the families of those who lost their love ones, and the survivors of the unfortunate attack as well as the affected communities.
The Minister, who described the incident as senseless and inhuman, earlier pledged the Ministry’s readiness to collaborate with the state government in rendering humanitarian assistance to the affected communities.
She condoled with the government and people of plateau state saying, “One can only imagine the difficulties and indignation as well as the catastrophic humanitarian challenges facing the survivors and affected families of the communities.”
Giving details, Edu said, “As a Ministry directly in charge of responding to humanitarian challenges of citizens in Nigeria, the federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation has been directed by President Bola Tinubu to collaborate with the Plateau state government to bring humanitarian succour to the survivors of the unfortunate attacks as well as the affected communities.”
“The Ministry is unrelenting in its efforts to ensure that every Nigerian and all parts of Nigeria experiencing humanitarian crises are catered for in line with the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” she added.