Plateau Attacks: Reps seek relief for 5000 IDPs in Bokkos

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Relief materials supplied to IDPs in Bokkos by Rep Solomon Maren

Jos, Nigeria: The House of Representatives has sought the delivery of relief materials to victims of last week’s herdsmen attacks in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State.

This follows a motion by Hon. Solomon Maren, the Member reoresenting Mangu/Bokkos Federal Constituency on the need to end the killings in the area.

Maren told the House that 32 of his constituents had been killed in two weeks of attacks with 5000 displaced.

“Kulben, Kwatas, Marish, Murish, Lokudung, Sabon Barki, Ruboi 2, Manja and Mbiki-Ishala villages were attacked within a space of two weeks, with 32 killed, 3 Churches burnt down, 10 shops looted and over 200 houses burnt down with food stuff and seedlings worth hundreds of millions destroyed,” Maren said during plenary on Thursday.

The House unanimously condemned the killings and asked the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA and the Ministry of Humanitarian affairs to “provide relief materials, rebuild the destroyed homes, provide drugs and sanitation in the affected areas with immediate effect.”

The House further assigned relevant committees to monitor the response and report back in weeks.

The IDPs camping in three Churches in Bokkos have however not received any intervention except that of Hon. Maren which was supplied on Sunday.

Represent by his Senior Legislative Aide, Ezra Bat, Maren presented the camp officials with several bags of staples and beverages, cartons of toiletries, seasoning and among others, barrels of oil.

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