Plateau: Displaced Daffo community takes Christmas home

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Central Nigeria’s Daffo community, displaced by herdsmen attacks in 2018 will on Thursday hold a special “Praise and Worship Assembly” at home.

The event is partly a celebration of the gradual return of peace and an attempt to revive old traditions of reuniting communities in special fanfare during festivities.

Holding in Church of Christ in Nations, COCIN Ganda village, the ceremony is expected to gather over 7,000 people displaced from eleven villages.

It is organized by the leadership of Mandung Clan, headed by Da Jonathan Sunday Akun, who doubles as the Galadima of Daffo District, in Bokkos Local Government Area, Plateau State.

Guests from different works of life are expected at the event which starts by 9am.

Mandung Village in Daffo District was attacked on January 24 and March 8, 2018 by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Over 30 people were killed in the attacks which subsided with the reinforcement of peacekeeping troops but continued with isolated attacks, destruction of houses and farm crops.

Over 4000 of those displaced were camped in COCIN RCC Daffo and Bokkos but later dismissed due to shortage of resources.

Many of them have rented apartments in other locations, while some are currently being housed by friends and relatives.

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