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Harmattan: Nigerian Pastor Donate Blankets, Head Warmers To IDPs

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By Iliya Kure

Kaduna (Nigeria) — A Nigerian Cleric, Pastor Yohanna Buru has distributed over 100 cold protective items comprising of blankets, socks, head warmers, hand Gloves and sweaters to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). This is to help cover themselves against the harmattan cold gradually setting in.

Pastor Buru who distributed the items in Badarawa, Hayin Keke and Barakallahu communities of Kaduna, called for more support to those in the IDPs saying “during our visit to some of the refugees at their various places, we discovered that, some women have delivered babies, but lack food to eat.”

He stressed the need for Nigerians to be their brothers’ keepers, especially to the homeless, who spend the night in the open, with nothing to cover themselves from the current harsh weather.

Pastor Buru also expressed worry that harmattan comes with associated respiratory diseases, saying, already “some of their children are faced with many health challenges.”

Some of the beneficiaries of the gesture expressed appreciation and thanked Pastor Buru for the donation.

Hajiya Mariya Mohammad, who is one of the women beneficiaries, also called for more assistance, “as most of us hardly eat food twice a day.”

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