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Nat’l Human Rights Commission: 4,723 Internally Displaced Persons abandoned in Taraba State

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has asked the Federal Government to come to the aid of over 4,723 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, it said were abandoned at various locations in Taraba State.

Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Bem Angwe, made the call, weekend, after he visited Taraba State in continuation of his tour of north eastern states to assess the state of camps and facilities currently hosting IPDs.
Angwe, who described the situation of IDPs he met in Taraba State as “highly deplorable” said there was need for a quick intervention by the Federal Government.

He said the situation in Taraba State was highly deplorable and required urgent attention.

The executive secretary noted that despite the fact that most of the IDPS have spent well over two years in their settlements, neither the government nor relevant agencies showed concern about their plights.

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