LG boss seeks assistance for IDPs in Taraba

The Caretaker Chairman of Kurmi Local Government Area of Taraba, Mr Stephen Agya, has appealed to the Federal and State Governments to provide assistance to Internally Displaced Persons in the area.

Agya, who made the appeal in an interview with journalists on Saturday in Jalingo, noted that thousands of people have been displaced by communal clashes and rainstorm in the area.

“I want to appeal to the federal and state governments to come to the aid of the council in taking care of the victims of communal clashes and rainstorm, who have been in camps for so long.

“NEMA and SEMA carried out assessment of the level of damage in the area five months ago, but no assistance has yet been given,” he said.

Agya said that the council had been catering for the IDPs within its limited resources.

He advised communities in the area to forgive one another and embrace peace in order to attract development.

The chairman appreciated the efforts of Governor Darius Ishaku to address security challenges facing the affected communities to facilitate their safe return home.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that prolonged communal and religious crisis in the southern and central parts of the state has rendered thousands of people homeless for more than two years.