A group of varsity students drawn from all tertiary institutions in Taraba, the Community of Tiv Students (CTS), have donated relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the Bali local government area of the state.

Presented to IDPs at Tiv Traditional Council Hall in Bali, the donated items include five bags of salt, a bag of leather slippers, 10 cartons of noodles, three cartons of seasoning, three bags of bathing soap and two bags of rice.

Presenting the items to the IDPs, Doom Agwa, the CTS 2021 Beauty Queen (Kumashe), said they were a response to the hardships faced by the IDPs.

“We feel bad about what you are passing through, but as students, we don’t have enough to do much in alleviating your sufferings.

“But we do hope that God who knows our hearts will maximise the little we have donated and you will find it helpful as well.

“It is also our prayers that government and some well to do individuals in the State and beyond will also be inspired by our little donation and come to your aid,” she said.

The CTS Patron, John Ajai, an associate professor of Mathematics, blamed food shortage on the crisis that pushed the farmers into IDPs camps.

He called on government at all levels to intensify efforts toward resettling the remaining IDPs to enable them to continue with their farming activities.

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