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Salvation Army takes humanitarian work to IDPs

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By Etop Ekanem
The Salvation Army has taken humanitarian work to the victims of Boko Harram insurgency at the internally displaced persons, IDPs, camps in Maiduguri, Borno State.

A team, led by the Territorial Public Relations Secretary of the organisation, who also serves as Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator, Captain Godspower Anozie, gave relief materials worth millions of naira to 600 families at four IDPs camps in Maiduguri.

The items include 600 bags of rice, 600 bags of beans, 600 packets of seasoning, 600 bottles of vegetable oil for the 600 families.

The IDPs camps the organisation visited are CAN Centre Camp at Shuwari, Polo Camp situated at new Roman Catholic Secretariat, Shagari Locos Camp and EYN Christian Centre Camp.

The organisation also distributed non-food materials such as 3,000 cardigans, 1,000 blankets and 4384 pieces of bathing and washing soap.

Responding to the humanitarian gesture of the organisation, Parish Priest at Roman Catholic Polo Centre, Rev. Fr. Innocent, thanked the Salvation Army the love they  demonstrated without discrimination.

He called on other Christian bodies and non-government organisations to emulate the humanitarian services of The Salvation Army.

Some of the beneficiaries, James John and Rebecca, told newsmen that it had been difficult surviving at the camps, as a result of inadequate foodstuff, sleeping materials and other basic  needs.

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