800,000 children diseased, denied education, sexually abused

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800,000 children diseased, denied education, sexually abused
800,000 children diseased, denied education, sexually abused

• Benue cries over IDPs

By Peter Duru, Makurdi

Given the vile herdsmen attacks on Benue communities that set off full blast on New Year’s Day of 2018, the state can be tagged undeniably as the hub of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the country.

And with those attacks forcing about two million people into close to 30 official and unofficial IDPs camps scatted across the state, Benue can best be described as the epicenter of humanitarian crisis in Nigeria at the moment.

The state is currently facing the worst human, economic, environmental, social and infrastructural desecration unleashed on it by series of countless unbridled attacks by armed herdsmen.

The attacks have also led to the death of thousands of the farming populace while schools, markets, hospitals, houses, power supply, farmland, food barns and social amenities have been destroyed by the invaders.

While the Samuel Ortom administration, in the last four years, has relentlessly grappled…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper