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Former Minister Calls For Protection for Displaced Nigerians

Former Minister of State Niger Delta Dr Sam Ode has advocated for a constitutional provision that will guarantee the safety and protection  of internally displaced people and victims of terrorist attack in the country.
 
He made the call following recent displacement of over 500,000 people in Benue State due to incessant attack by insurgents and the inhuman bombing of innocent Nigerian in Nyanya park on Monday.
 
While donating relief materials worth several millions of Naira yesterday at the Saint Mary's Primary School North Bank and Saint Francis Parish Daudu, he  called on government to provide adequate security that will ensure the resettlement of victims of insurgent attack across the country even as he said that a constitutional provision will make for a compulsory care for victims of crises.
 
He called on government to provide adequate security that will ensure the resettlement of victims of insurgent attack across the country.
 
According to Odeh, lives in the camps were not the best option for the people, but due to the incessant attack on communities in the state, life has become difficult for the over 500,000 displaced persons currently residing in camps across the state.
 
He called on the state and Federal government to continue to assist them, so that the displaced persons can quickly go back to their daily business of farming.
 
"As you can see, these people are rather unfortunate as they have been displaced for no just cause and are living in terrible inhuman condition and so we need to assist them in the area of shelter, clothing, food and more importantly, we need to resettle them back to their communities but that has to come if there is security of lives and their properties", he pointed out.
 
He commended the effort of the Benue State government and agencies of the Federal government for rising to the needs of the displaced persons but however said government alone cannot take care of the situation .

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