For the past five years, Nigeria has been in the vice-like grip of terrorists who have this demented belief that killing innocent people in their scores is a service to God. The activities of Boko Haram are even more personal for me because they started from my hometown of Maiduguri and has ravaged Borno State. Like almost everyone else in Borno State, I know people who have lost their lives to these mindless terrorists. They are more than just part of the statistic of 13,000 people Nigeria has lost to this insurgency; they are people whose personal lives and stories we know.
Boko Haram has also caused the displacement of about 640,000 people from Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States. These internally displaced people, made refugees in their own country are scattered across camps run by governments, NGOs and religious bodies. Some have moved to other parts of the country and they are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives and move on, many from the deaths of their breadwinners.
This Christmas, the Caring Heart Foundation and Be A Blessing is coming together to help provide relief for a few of these internally displaced persons. With your support and donations, they intend to reach about a thousand of them, provide them with foodstuffs, clothing, shelter, toiletries and pay for school fees.
To donate, simply visit http://igg.me/at/helpingBHvictims/x/9349812.
No amount you give will be too small.
In addition, Maiduguri-born artiste, A-Maz has put together a music concert, “The A-Mizzy Concert” to raise awareness about the plight of IDPs in the North-East.
The concert which is also being supported by 360Nobs.com, Spoon Sensation, MIAbaga.com and Jaguda will be held on the 18th of December at the Spoons Sensations, Jos.
Attendance is free.
If you are in Jos, please come attend the concert and bring donations in cash and kind for those displaced by the Boko Haram crisis.
To learn more about the concert, visit http://www.kingamaz.com/event/the-a-mizzy-concert/
Show some love to your fellow Nigerians this Christmas and help make them feel part of the festive celebrations.
They also deserve a good Christmas.