3, 000 IDPs return home in Plateau
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
About 3, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from two camps in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area in Plateau State returned to their homes last month.
Speaking in an interview with our correspondent in Jos, the Caretaker Committee Chairman, Barr. Ezekiel Mandyau disclosed that the IDPs are in 12 camps out of which two camps have been closed and occupiers returned to their homes.
According to him, “we have about 34 villages that spread among those camps,” saying that it could be recalled that the IDPs had been there for a year and three months.
“Now government has made a commitment to return them to their various ancestral homes. I am almost two months in office; we felt that they really over-stayed in the camps, so we are very concerned to take them back home,” he noted.
He assured of the state government’s commitment to beefing up security in their villages, adding that government is committed to ensuring that the IDP camps have a conducive atmosphere for living.