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"The Recent Crisis In Plateau State Has Left 1,801 People Dead And 50,212 Others Displaced Across 115 Communities!
At least 1,801 persons have been confirmed dead and 50,212 others displaced in the recent attacks in Plateau state cutting across 115 communities including Jos North, Jos South, Bassa, Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Bokkos Local Government Areas, that were affected by the crises.
The Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), set up by the Plateau Government, made the confirmation today when Bala Danbaba (retired), Chairman of the committee, presented his report to Governor Simon Lalong.
He said that the committee, whose one month period was later increased to two months, received 55 memoranda and visited 27 camps where the IDPs were quartered.
“The only IDPs camp we did not visit was the one at Lere, in the Dorowa area of Barkin Ladi Local Government. We could not go there because of security reasons. The committee also visited all the affected communities for an on-the-spot assessment. The committee also emphasised the provision of adequate security in the affected areas,” he said.
Danbaba suggested that a victim support programme be initiated to reduce their sufferings. The committee also called for the establishment of temporary camps within the victims’ communities, for them to live in, while their houses were being reconstructed.