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Operation Safe Haven donates foodstuff, cash to orphanages housing displaced children in Jos



Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), the military special task force in charge of security in Plateau and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna states, has donated foodstuff and cash to orphanages housing displaced children in Jos.

The Commander of OPSH, Maj.-Gen. Augustine Agundu, said after donating the items to three orphanages on Saturday, that the operation, apart from restoration of peace, had the mandate to take care of some needs of displaced persons.

Agundu, who was represented by Navy Capt. Moses Orokpo, said although the operation was able to restore the prevailing peace in its area of jurisdiction, there were effects of the prolonged crises which must be addressed.

“We know that after effects of the conflict in Plateau is the displacement of children who have been cut off from their parents.

“Visiting the orphanage is part of our mandate, so that what the children have lost as a result of the absence of their parents we try to provide.

“In essence, we are standing in the gap to ensure that some of the things their parents would have given to them, the operation provide to them,” he said.

He said that the gesture came through civil-military relations that helped the outfit to know the needs of the orphans.

According to the commander, when the military get closer to the civil populace, it enhances its performance.

He said that the items donated were acquired from the resources raised during OPSH 2019 Harvest and Thanksgiving Service by Divine Mercy Chapel which held on Oct. 10.

Mrs Marilyn Akaakaa, Wife of the Founder, House of RECAB, Jos, which houses no fewer than 160 orphans from the North-East,thanked OPSH for the gesture.

Akaakaa said that apart from providing shelter for the children, the House of RECAB also took care of the children’s education needs.

She further said that the facility trained children from primary to secondary school level as well as nurtured them in the fear of the Lord.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the other two orphanages that benefited from the OPSH gesture are: CLAPAI and Anwarul Faidai orphanages also located in Jos.

Edited by Emmanuel Nwoye and Abdullahi Yusuf

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