- An appeal has been made to the federal government to establish an internally displaced persons' camp in Numan, Adamawa state
- The appeal was made by Sodom Daniel, the lawmaker representing Numan state constituency in the state House of Assembly
- She also appealed to well meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of the internally displaced persons
The lawmaker representing Numan state constituency in the Adamawa House of Assembly, Sodom Daniel, has appealed to the federal government to establish an Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp in the area.
Daniel made the appeal on Friday, May 4, 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 cater for many internally displaced persons in the area including victims of the recent attack, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com notes that she said that continuous attacks on the communities within Numan local government area had rendered many people homeless.
She said: “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."
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.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that an alleged attack by suspected herdsmen on four villages in Adamawa state reportedly left over 15 people dead.
The villages attacked by the suspected herders included Bolki, Bang, Zumoso and Gon in Numan and Lamurde local government areas of the state.
It was reported that herdsmen militia allegedly arrived the communities, on Wednesday night, May 2, on motorcycles and Hilux trucks, killing and burning down villages.
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