A 50- year- old woman and victim of insurgency from Borno State, Mrs Lucy Ibrahim, is suffering from Kidney problem and has appealed to the federal and state government as well as spirited individuals to assist her raise the sum of N8 million for kidney transplant in India.
Ibrahim, who is currently staying at one of the internally displaced persons’ camp at Zang Secondary College, Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, coordinated by Stefanos Foundation, a Jos- based non governmental organisation, made the appeal at the weekend when an NGO and charity organisation from Lagos, IFEKLYNE visited the camp and presented food items to them.
The woman, who has nine children, but doesn’t know their whereabouts, has been staying in the Stefanos Foundation’s camp since November 2014 where she is currently placed on dialysis for kidney disease and spends N40, 000 every week.
She has appealed to the federal and both Plateau and Borno state governments as well as spirited individuals to help her survive her predicament.
The patient who was in tears while speaking to LEADERSHIP in the camp, said, “I’m appealing to the federal government especially President Muhammadu Buhari to please use his office and help me get 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 and Borno state governments to also come to my assistance”.
Mr Mark Lipdo, who is the coordinator of the Stefanos Foundation which has been a saving ground for the internally displaced persons from the North East as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.