Relief items valued at GHȻ60,000 were presented to refugees in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region who escaped suspected Jihadists’ attack in Burkina Faso.
The items, presented by the National Council of Fulani Chiefs were received on behalf of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) by the Regional Minister, Hon Stephen Yakubu at a brief meeting.
The Honourable Minister expressed gratitude to the donors, and requested special prayers for the region, noting that “This region has a lot of problems, especially the Bawku conflict which caused teachers, nurses and other professionals to flee the area and institutions closed down.”
He said the new partnership between the Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and the Fulani Community in the region would help nip in the bud some crime-related issues perceived to be perpetrated by Fulanis.
Hon. Yakubu, who is the Chairman of REGSEC, said thousands of cattle were brought into the Region from Burkina Faso, yearly to graze, and indicated that there was the need for collaboration between the REGSEC and the Fulani Community to monitor the movement of herdsmen to avoid the possible Jihadists infiltration to foment trouble in the region.
On his part, the National President of the National Council of Fulani Chiefs, Alhaji Iddrisu Mohammed Bingle, said they were overwhelmed with the good partnership between the REGSEC and the Fulanis.
That, he said would improve the peaceful co-existence between the Fulanis and the people of the region.
He said when the Council heard about the influx of the refugees, they decided to offer their window’s mite to help the victims live dignified live.
Alhaji Bingle added that they were one people who spoke the same language, just that some were in Burkina Faso, and assured the region that the donation exercise would not be the last, but the Council would support the refugees if need be.
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