Northern States Christians’ Elders Forum presents relief materials to Benue IDPs

The Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) on Tuesday presented assorted relief materials to victims of armed Fulani herdsmen attacks in six local government areas of Benue State. The local government areas that were selected to benefit from the first batch of the items included Agatu, Logo, Kwande, Makurdi, Ukum and Guma. The items included 65 cartons of noodles, 36 bags of rice, 19 bags of salt, 18 cartons of chicken flavour cubes and 30 cartons of detergent. Speaking at the event, Chairman of the forum, Prof. Peter Agogo, lamented…

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Sen. Ndume weeps as he urges IDPs to return home

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) has urged all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Gwazo taking refuge in Maiduguri, to return home, assuring them of their safety. Ndume made the call on Monday while addressing the IDPs in Bakassi and Gubio camps in Maiduguri. The lawmaker, who was intermittently wiping tears with handkerchief, expressed disappointment that the IDPs from Gwoza had yet to be resettled even when normalcy had returned to the town. He said that insurgency had reduced many people in Gwoza to almost beggars and they had to wait to…

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Elections: REC says 450 IDPs to vote in Sokoto

Mr Abubakar Musa, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in charge of Sokoto State, says 450 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) stationed at Gandi town in Raba Local Government Area of Sokoto State are expected to vote in the 2019 general elections. He told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Sokoto that the IDPs, mostly from Tabanni and some from Kursa, Wawarna and other surrounding villages affected by bandits’ attacks were accommodated at the Gandi camp, pending when arrangements would be made for them to return. He added that two…

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PHOTOS: Emotional moment when orphans, IDPs hug Atiku in Plateau

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential flagbearer of the PDP on his visit to Plateau State has stopped over at the Bukuru the IDP camp. This IDP camp houses people displaced from the herdsmen crisis ravaging the North Central. This was followed with tears of joy from some of the orphans and kids present, as they hugged him and did not want to let go. The presidential aspirant who grew up without his father could easily connect with the kids since he was in the same condition while growing up in Jeddah…

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FG distributes food items to 45,000 displaced households in Borno

The Federal Government (FG) on Monday said it had provided food assistance to 45,000 displaced households on monthly basis in Borno, under its Food Emergency Intervention for Northeast Programme. The Programme’s Supervisor, Navy Cdr. Manga Danjuma, disclosed this in Maiduguri to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He said that assorted food items were provided to each of the deserving families at designated Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps, host and liberated communities based in Borno. Danjuma also said that each of the households with an estimated population of six persons…

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34,986 Benue IDPs risk cholera outbreak– NGO

The Society for Water and Sanitation (NEWSAN) says 34,986 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) risk Cholera outbreak in their camps in Benue state. Mr Nanen Gangese, NEWSAN State Coordinator, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday, said this would happen if the government fails to meet their water and sanitation needs on time. He explained that from the needs assessment conducted by the group, issues around lack of proper access to toilet and water have not been adequately tackled. He said the group carried out…

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Benue crisis: Ortom gives hope to IDPs

CEPHAS IORHEMEN reports on efforts by the governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, towards cushioning the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the state over the lingering herdersfarmers’ crisis, especially children of school age     It is barely nine months after the attack on Logo and Guma local government areas of Benue State, homes of incumbent governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom and his predecessor, Dr. Gabriel Suswam, by suspected Fulani herdsmen during which no fewer than 73 persons were killed and later given a mass burial by…

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2019: Govt orders Borno IDPs back to unsafe regions – Report

Nigerian government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election, according to sources familiar with the situation. Those who have gone back say they only did so because the officials told them they would get no more aid if they remained in refugee camps. Returnees say their home area of Guzamala in the northeast is not safe and they cannot earn a living there. At issue is the…

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Benue: 51 IDPs died in six months –Commandant

…life not easy with us in camp, say victims   At least 51 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), who fled from herdsmen killings in Benue State, have died at the Abagena IDPs Camp, Makurdi.   The Camp Commandant, Mr. James Iorkyaa, who disclosed this in an interview at the camp yesterday, said out of the number, one died of accident while the remaining 50 died of various ailments. He, however, debunked reports that the deaths were as a result of poor condition of living at the camps.   Iorkyaa added that…

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Benue killings: 51 IDPs die in six months- Commandant

At least 51 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were displaced as a result of Fulani herdsmen killings in Benue State have died, the Camp Commandant at the Abagena Internally Displaced Persons IDPs Camp Makurdi, Mr.James Iorkyaa said yesterday. Mr. Iorkyaa who disclosed this in an interview at the camp said out of the number, one died of an accident while the remaining fifty died of various ailments. He, however, debunked reports that the deaths were as a result of poor condition of living at the camps. Mr. Iorkyaa elucidated that…

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