Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Mr Wilson Inalegwu has charged internally displaced persons, IDPs, camping in Abuja to shun crime and concentrate on how to regain a meaningful living.
Inaleguw expressed concern over the situation the IDPs have found themselves but encouraged them to hope on God for rehabilitation.
The police boss gave the advice recently when he visited an IDPs camp at new Kuchin-goro area of the territory, during a donation ceremony of some essential materials to the school pupils at the camp by a corps member, Udhedhe Olakpe, daughter of former Force PRO and Assistant Inspector General of Police, Chris Olakpe (rted).
CP Inalegwu expressed happiness that he had visited the camp, even as he commended Udhedhe (the corps member) for being so thoughtful to put smiles on the faces of the IDPs who have found themselves in this situation.
Speaking at the event, AIG Chris Olakpe said he was moved almost to tears when his daughter demonstrated the kind gesture to the IDPs, stressing that Udhedhe was tutored by him and the wife in the fear of God and compassion, but that she had moved tactically from the way she was taught to demonstrating the kind of gesture she had exhibited.
Olakpe said, “Keep up doing this to humanity. I am happy that your gesture is not what you will get but what others will benefit from. I am happy. To the IDPs, don’t be lured into crime. A lot of people are watching you and good things will come your way. My candid advice to the government of President Mohammadu Buhari is that the government should reconstruct these people’s homes and let them go back to start a meaningful living.”
Miss Odhedhe said she was moved by compassion to extend the good gesture of providing some food items, toiletries and writing materials to the IDPs, whose children are being tutored at the camp.
Meanwhile, the director of the camp and a philanthropist, Pastor Sanwo Olatunji-David said in the last 18 months he had run the camp without any government funding and that when he and his wife started the camp, the children could not communicate in English.
“We decided to domicile a school here because some of them have been traumatised and so we want to train them so that they will be integrated in the society.”


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