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Faith-based NGO urges FG to secure Benue communities

Mr William Murray, Chairman, Religious Freedom Coalition, a faith-based NGO, has urged the Federal Government to secure Benue communities experiencing security challenge.

Murray gave the advice on Wednesday in Makurdi when he visited the Abagena camp, during which he donated sanitary items to women and children in th .

He said the advice became necessary to enable the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) return to their various homes and re-start their lives.

Murray said none of the IDPs wanted to remain in the camps and continue to depend on other people for survival, adding that they needed their freedom.

He warned that as long as the IDPs continued to stay in the camps, they would not be productive or offer any meaningful service to the society or to themselves.

The chairman said the NGO would liaise with relevant organisations ready to provide medical services to IDPs.

Also, a Human Rights Activist, Mr Emmanuel Ogebe, expressed concern that whereas, 2018 cropping season was by the corner, most farmers in Benue were still in the camps.

Ogebe said that the development was a clear indication that food security had been greatly under threat.

Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer, Jireh Doo Foundation, Mrs Josephine Haba, said no support given to the IDPs would be enough due to over population  of the camps

He called for speedy return of IDPs to their various homes for them to start their lives again.



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