Rev. Yakubu Pam, Executive Secetary, Nigeria Christians Pilgrim Commission(NCPC), has called on the Federal Government to bring more support to Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs), in communities affected by the recent Plateau attacks .
He commended the federal government for its recent donation to the state but said that more support was required in view of the level of destruction.
“We call for increased aid for victims of recent attacks; many really require such assistance,” he said.
He expressed concern over the insecurity in the state and called for justice for those affected.
“Those caught and found wanting should face the wrath of the law. Peace without justice is washing a dirty cloth with dirty water,” he said.
Pam said that he had visited some communities affected by the attacks, adding that religious leaders had agreed to discuss measures to address the situation, especially as such evil acts were mostly given religious coloration.
The NCPC boss said that the visit was also to commend Lalong for his peace initiatives and support for the success of the recently concluded pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Jordan where Plateau had the highest number of pilgrims.
He said that part of the discussions between Jordan and Nigeria was toward boosting tourism collaborations, noting that Plateau would benefit from the venture, especially in view of its weather and immense tourism potential.
He thanked the Federal Government for deploying more security personnel to contain the situation, and assured donors that items meant for affected communities would soon be distributed.(NAN)