From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
A Non Government Organisation, Lieutenant Colonel Kabir Yusuf Help For Heroes Foundation has given succur to some widows of military personnel who lost their lives while defending the country.
Presenting the items which includes foodstuffs and toiletries to the widows at the Foundation Office in Kaduna , the Matron, Hajia Shola Raji who spoke on behalf of the President of the Foundation Alhaji Mashood Kayode Yususf said time has come to look into the plights of widows who may have lost their husbands in action and assist them in whichever way possible.
She added that the charity organization was set up to immortalize late Lt. Col. Kabiru Yusuf who went missing in action while attacked by the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents at Ghashigar in Maiduguri, Borno State on 16th October, 2016, later found dead by the river bank three months after and laid to rest on 06 January, 2017.Mogadishu, Kaduna, The Foundation, according to her is in partnership with Military Widows Association
Hajiya Shola noted that the security of the nation is the number one priority of Nigerian Armed Forces and some of military personnel have to paid supreme price while doing that hence the need for others to join them in reaching out to women and children left behind by the dead
“We really want to assist but we also need other partners in this course we belief can boost the morale of our military personnel while defending the country. We only want to support what the government and Armed Forces are doing in our own way,” she said.
Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, overall Magajia (head of wives of soldiers) of 1 Division Mechanized Nigerian Army Kaduna,
Elias Rita thanked the Foundation for the gesture saying, it will meet some immediate needs of the beneficiaries.
In a remark, widow of the slain officer, Hajia Bashirat Kabir Yusuf stated that, the Foundation was established to support widows and orphans of military personnel.