Baby Precious Mani survived the attack.

By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Jos – A group, Equipping the Persecuted has paid the medical expenses of about 16 survivors of weeklong attacks in about 30 communities in the Mangu local government area of Plateau State.

Among the beneficiaries is eight months old Precious Mani, who was shot in the back by the armed men who invaded her Funzai community on May 16, 2023, killing her parents, two siblings and others.

The injured were receiving treatments in different hospitals and were worried about how their bills would be settled before the U.S.-based nonprofit organization offered to cover their medical expenses and provide shelter for them.

Recall that hundreds of houses, over 22 churches and yet-to-be-numbered public buildings in the affected villages were destroyed, and almost 20,000 persons were displaced.

The Founder and Chief Executive of the organization, Judd Saul, said that the organization has made $30,000 in progress towards its $100,000 fundraising goal for the IDP camps’ project.

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“Your contribution today could make a significant difference, doubling its value and maximizing its impact,” Saul wrote, calling for more donations. “We thank you immensely for your continued prayers and financial support. The more we can raise awareness about the plights of persecuted Christians in Nigeria, the more effective our work can be,” he wrote.

Although the organization prefers to keep the amounts paid to each victim for their medical care, some of the beneficiaries have confirmed receiving different amounts ranging from N30,000 to N100,000. It has also carried out similar interventions in southern Kaduna and Benue State.

Bulus Daset, a Pastor in Plateau State who witnessed the organization’s outreach to injured victims in Mangu commended the organization for the gestures and said, “This is an organization doing the real charity work in Nigeria.”