A 50-year-old woman, Mrs Lucy Ibrahim, a victim of Boko Haram mayhem from Borno State, is suffering from chronic kidney disease and has appealed to the federal and the Plateau State governments as well as public spirited individuals to assist her to raise the sum of N8 million for transplant.
Mrs Ibrahim, who is currently staying at an internally displaced persons camps own by Stefanos Foundation, made the appeal at the weekend in Jos when a non-governmental organisation, IFEKLYNE, visited the camp and presented food items, which included bags of rice, maize and Guinea corn, amongst other items.
The woman, who has nine children but does not know their current locations, has been staying in the Stefanos Foundation since November 2014, where she is currently placed on dialysis for kidney disease and spends N40, 000 every week.
She appealed to the federal government, Plateau and Borno State governments as well as spirited individuals to help her out of her predicament.
Mrs Ibrahim, who was in tears while speaking to sewsmen, said, “I’m appealing to the federal government, especially President Muhammadu Buhari, to please use his office and help me get funds for my kidney transplant for me to live long. Since November last year I have not set my eyes on my children and I’m appealing to the Plateau State government and that of Borno State to also come to my aid.”
Mr Mark Lipdo, the coordinator of the Stefanos Foundation which has been a saving ground for the internally displace persons from the North-East, said the foundation was currently taking care of 109 families totalling over 700 persons, which include children and women, saying already over 300 families had gone back to their houses while others had also secured places to stay.
Lipdo appealed to spirited individuals as well as governments at all levels to assist Mrs Ibrahim out of her condition, saying the foundation had been supporting her with N40,000 weekly as bills for her dialysis.
According to Lipdo, Stefanos Foundation has been facing serious challenges on the issues of drugs for the sick displaced persons who have hepatitis and other related diseases.
He decried the attitude of government agencies such as NEMA for not visiting the camp to provide support from government for the victims.
The head of the IFEKLYNE Charity Foundation, Mr Efyaka Innocent Ogbolime while donating some relief materials to the displaced persons in Jos, promised to continue assisting Stefanos Foundation in order to continue to provide succour to the IDPs
Our correspondent who visited the foundation gather that for the past three years children in the camp have had no access to education, which poses a serious challenge on the part of government to ensure that urgent attentions is given to them.

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