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Thousands of terror victims taking refuge in Plateau

12 March 2015, 17:17

Jos -  The Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has said that 70 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are currently taking refuge in the state.

The SEMA Director of Administration, Biser Longnam, said in Jos on Thursday that the IDPs were from the Northeast states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

Longnam said that some of the displaced persons were from Nasarawa and Taraba states, who left their  homes because of communal clashes  in the communities.

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"We have 70 000 IDPs currently in the state, 36 000 of them are taking refuge at different locations in Plateau North senatorial district.

"Some of the IDPs are camping in Namu in Quan’Pan Local Government area and other places in the Southern part of the state,’’ he said.

Longnam, however, said that the state government could no longer continue to cater to the IDPs in the camps because of dwindling resources.

The director appealed to corporate organisations, philanthropists and others to support the government in catering to the IDPs.



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