CAN decries condition of 1.5m Benue IDPs

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CAN decries condition of 1.5m Benue IDPs

*Urges FG to resettle them to boost food production

By Peter Duru, MAKURDI

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has decried the condition of the 1.5million Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Benue State and urged the Federal Government to take urgent steps to resettle them in their communities to enable them return to their farms.

Chairman of CAN in Benue State, Rev. Akpen Leva, who raised the concern, yesterday, during a media briefing in Makurdi,  lamented that the suffering of the IDPs, who had remained in the camps for over three years after being sacked from their ancestral homes by armed herdsmen, should be a source of concern to the Federal Government.

He said: “It is disheartening and a clear indication of insensitivity on the part of the Federal Government that the IDPs in the various camps in the state are still suffering, more than three years after the Federal Government had promised to resettle them.

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Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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