Over 40,000 Nasarawa IDPs return to ancestral homes
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) numbering about 40,000 have returned to their ancestral homes from the humanitarian crisis in 2021 in Nasarawa state.
Mr Zachary Zamani-Allumaga, the Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA), disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday in Lafia.
Zamani-Allumaga said that the IDPs were products of Humanitarian crises ranging from farmers/herders crisis and communal crisis among others.
The executive secretary listed Awe, Obi, Doma, Keana, Toto, and Lafia local government areas as some of humanitarian crises areas that had recorded the number of the IDPs in the state.
“47,675 is the total number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) recorded across the state in 2021.
“Out of this figure, over 40,000 IDPs have returned home, leaving only few in their various camps across the state,” he said.
Zamani- Allumaga lauded Gov. Abdullahi Sule for giving adequate attention to the plights of IDPs and other citizens in the state.
“I must commend Gov. Abdullahi Sule for giving adequate attention to the plights of IDPs in the state.
“He has provided relief materials to the victims of Humanitarian and other forms of crises across the state. And this has improved the standard of living of the IDPs across the state,” he said.
Allumaga also urged farmers/herders and other people of the state to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of their affiliations.
The executive secretary further urged the people of the state to always expose the criminally minded people, especially the youth for peace to reign.