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22,000 Plateau Residents Homeless After Herdsmen Attack – Red Cross

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Some security operatives at a scene of violence in Bassa area of Plateau state (photo: Channels TV)

More than 22,000 people have been displaced in Plateau state, north-central Nigeria, by the violence and killings in Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos South areas of the state, says Red Cross.

As stated by the organisation’s International Committee, the Plateau internally displaced persons were in need of relief materials.

It said the displaced persons needed food, shelter and clothing, which the body was working with the Nigerian Red Cross Society to provide.

“The ICRC in close cooperation with the Nigerian Red Cross is responding to the most urgent needs of more than 22,000 people displaced by the recent armed violence in Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Jos South LGAs,” spokesperson for the body, Aleksandra Mosimann, said.

“Tens of thousands of people fled their homes after the most recent spat in armed violence in June 2018. Hundreds have been killed and injured, while some areas were left in ruins. Most of the displaced women, children and elderly are staying in congested impromptu camps where they arrived with whatever they could carry — and often with nothing. Some are being hosted by local families, who are also struggling to make do with scarce resources.”

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