Seventy women abducted by Boko haram in the past in Adamawa state have received a cash donation of fifty thousand six hundred naira each from the Catholic Bishop of yola Dioceses Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza through a generosity of a journalist from Europe.
Making the cash presentation to the seventy beneficiaries, on Wednesday at saint Pius Catholic church shuwa of madagali local Government,Bishop Dami Mamza charged the women to make good use of resource to better their lives and that of their families.
He explained that the gesture is coming from a journalist name Wolfgang Bauer from Europe who came to saint Theresa IDP camp two years ago and was touch by the trauma the victims of insurgent are passing through decided to make an appeal in his country on behalf of the abducted women to support them.
Bishop Dami Mamza further said the church with the support of justice development and peace commission carefully selected the women thirty five from Muslim side while thirty five from Christian side making the total of seventy beneficiaries.
Bishop Mamza appreciate the work of journalism all over the world particularly those who come to Adamawa urged journalists in the country to maintained the spirit.
He then called on beneficiaries to complement this gesture by putting the money into good use or meaningful venture like farming among other's.
The Catholic Bishop of Yola Dioceses also appeal to members of the communities where thee women are reintegrated to continue to treat them kindly and live in peace with one another irrespective of their religion or tribal affiliation.
Some of the abducted women Aisha Abubakar, Esther Bitrus who narrated their pathetic stories from their abductors said some of them managed to escape while some were released thanked Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza for assisting them since after the insurgency,described him as a true servant of God and pray God to continue to bless and strengthen him.