Over N80bn was last night raised at the fund raising dinner for victims of Nigeria’s terror attacks.
President Goodluck Jonathan had recently inaugurated Victims Support Funds Committee chaired by Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd).
Prior to the fund raising, Jonathan vehemently condemned the evil acts of terrorists.
He assured that the war against terror would be won, adding that good will always prevail over evil.
The president called on well meaning Nigerians to contribute their widows mite in his administration’s efforts at providing succour to victims of Boko Haram attacks.
He said his administration would not rest on its oars, until terrorists are completely wiped out.
Jonathan had recently said that the fund raising was part of government’s efforts at raising funds, so that the widows, orphans, those whose business premises had been vandalised, worship places, mosques and churches that have been destroyed will be rebuilt.
“For those who have been victims, they need comfort. They need succour. We cannot replace the life of a child that has been snuffed out. We cannot replace the lives of men and women who have been killed. We cannot return broken limbs to their original state. We cannot take away the trauma that people have been put through.
“Their memories are scarred, some for the rest of their lives, over what they knew nothing about. The best we can do in this circumstance is to offer them a shoulder to lean on and to stretch out our hands of fellowship to them and tell them we feel their pains and share in their sorrow” the president said. (Thisday)