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IDPs stone Nasarawa governor

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The Governor of Nasarawa state, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura got it hot from Internally Displaced Persons on Tuesday as they pelted his convoy  with stoned during an assessment visit to some of the IDP camps and other affected villages.

The aggrieved IDPs stoned the governor’s convoy in Agwatashi.

The our correspondent, who was on the tour with  Governor Al-Makura, observed that many Tiv indigenes  in the state  have deserted their homes in Obi, Awe, Domain and Keana LGAs, while about 100,000 persons are currently taking refuge at the LG headquarters and other villages in the affected local governments.

The IDPs, who were protesting the killing of their relations by people believed to be Fulani herders, said they could no longer bear the incessant attacks on their communities, expressing worry that the bodies of their relations killed by the attackers had not been recovered.

The governor, who described the action of the protesting IDPs as “understandable in view of the psychological trauma they are passing through,” said his government would continue to do everything possible to restore peace in the state.

The riot policemen on the governor’s convoy were able to disperse the aggrieved IDPs through the use of tear gas, paving the way for his escape.

The state commissioner of Police, Nasarawa State Command, Mr. Bello Ahmed, confirmed the attack on the governor’s convoy by the IDPs in the area.

 

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