Bokko’s IDP’s out of food for weeks
Internally Displaced Persons at a camp situated at the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Central Bokkos LGA of Plateau State have lamented the neglect by government at all levels.
This is as they are said to be out of food for the past 3 weeks.
This was disclosed by the Leader of the Camp, Magwai Peter, when Da Rwang Pam International Humanitarian Foundation in collaboration with the Military-Civilian Relief Initiative and the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) delivered relief materials at the camp.
Peter, who revealed that the camp has 1,462 persons from 4 communities, said since they were displaced from the their communities, the Church from the support of few NGOs has been providing shelter, food and clothing to them without any support from government.
According to him, “for the past 3 weeks, the IDPs move around in the neighbourhood for menial jobs to contribute to their feeding”.
He also lamented that, ” Our crops which were due for harvest in our respective communities have been harvested by Fulani herdsmen who have occupied our houses and shared our farmlands among themselves.”
The Camp leader appreciated the group for supporting them and promised to utilize all that was given to them well.
Speaking on behalf of the clergy at the camp, Rev. Nehemiah Mutfwang challenged security operatives to live up to their responsibility in securing lives and property.
Also speaking, Leader of the team, Pastor Grace Pam said they were at the camp to identify with the displaced persons considering the difficulty they were passing through.
Sector 7 Commander of the OPSH, Major FC Aya who represented the OPSH Commander, called on the the people to continue to be law abiding and assured them that in no distant time, they will be relocated back to their communities.
It would be recalled that the people were displaced from their ancestral homes as a result of attacks in their communities by suspected herdsmen about five months ago.