About 18,000 people were displaced this month following the recent attacks on some communities in Benue State.
Executive Secretary, State Emergency and Management Agency, Emmanuel Shior, who disclosed this on Tuesday, April 25, while distributing relief materials to some internally displaced persons in the state, said 8,000 IDPs are camped in Adoka, Otukpo LGA, while 10,000 others are in Apa taking refuge in Ugbokpo, the local government headquarter.
“Benue has continued to be under siege for a long time. Recent killings in Benue State have added burden of taking care of the IDPs.
“For instance, 8,000 people are currently camped in Adoka in Otukpo local government and another 10,000 people taken refuge in Ugbokpo, headquarters of Apa LGA.
“They should do more to increase their support. Federal government should do more to support the State to put in place plans to return the IDPs as they are tired of staying in camps and in the host communities for over 5 years. Spirited individuals should also help us”