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Herdsmen attack: lawmaker appeals to FG to establish IDPs camp in Numan

Numan (Adamawa) – Mrs Sodom Daniel, Member representing Numan State Constituency in the Adamawa House of Assembly, has appealed to the Federal Government to establish an Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp in the area.

Daniel made the appeal on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the Numan area of Adamawa.

The lawmaker, an APC member in the House, said that the camp could carter for many internally displaced persons in the area including victims of the recent attack.

She said that continuous attacks on the communities within Numan Local Government Area had rendered many people homeless.

She called on concerned citizens and groups to come to the aid of the victims of this perpetual human degrading status.

“It has become a serious matter of worry as we wake up from time to time to observe increasing number of displaced persons resulting from incessant attacks on our communities in Numan by herdsmen.
“I am appealing to the Federal Government to establish an IDPs camp that would cater for this growing number of internally displaced people.

“This crisis started in November 2017 till date my people have been displaced, even today, on Thursday I visited some of the villages that came under herdsmen attack resulting in the killing of over 30 people.

“Many people have been rendered homeless as a result and that makes life so devastating.

“I am also calling on well meaning Nigerians, donor agencies, philanthropists and many other groups to come and assist us in tackling this enormous humanitarian task,” she said.

Daniel also called on the Federal Government to compensate the victims of these heinous crimes.

She regretted the level of devastation of those affected communities, adding that the level of damages to property in the community could not be quantified.

The legislator also appealed to the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to the crisis, and also urged the security agencies to put in more efforts to safeguard lives and property.

She regretted that the bandits had earlier issued a threat for the recent attack that claimed over 30 lives in the area.

She, however, commended the security agencies for their patrol on the villages but urged them to do more.

NAN recalls that three villages in Numan Local Government Area came under attack of people suspected to be herdsmen.

The attack claimed several lives and destroyed property worth billions of Naira. (NAN)


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