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Nigeria: Bauchi Council Hosts 48475 Internally Displaced Persons

| April 23, 2013 More

Toro local government area of Bauchi State is currently harbouring about 48, 475 internally displaced persons, the council’s chairman, Committee on Internally Displaced Persons, has said.

Abdullahi Musa-Garkuwa said in Magama Gumau yesterday that 47,000 of them were victims from the Jos and Kaduna crises, saying the victims were resettled by the state government in 53 settlements within the council between 2010 and 2013.

He said the council had in the last two weeks received 1,475 persons, mostly women and children, whose husbands were killed in the recent crisis in Bokkos, Plateau.

Governor Isa Yuguda, he said, had allocated a large expanse of land for the resettlement of victims at Kara layout in Magama-Gumau and each of the victims was given building materials which included three bundles of roofing sheets.

He said the council has enrolled 300 women and 400 children in schools and called on philanthropists and other organisations to assist the victims, especially the orphans.

Most of the orphans and those who could not afford the N100 school fees, according to him, had stopped going to school.

Salihu Eggi, Chairman, Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, who fled Bokkos, said at one of the camps in Tilde Fulani that he fled three weeks ago, claiming he lost 37 members of his family during the Bokkos crisis with five others were still missing. NAN

Category: Bauchi State News

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