Former minister makes case for displaced Nigerians
Former minister of State for Niger Delta, Sam Ode, has expressed the need for a constitutional provision that would enable the protection of internally displaced people and victims of terrorists attack in the country.
Ode said in Makurdi at the weekend that if such is embedded in the nation’s constitution, it would afford the over 500, 000 people in Benue State who were displaced due to incessant attacks by insurgents access to compulsory care.
“As you can see, these people are rather unfortunate as they have been displaced for no just cause and are living under terrible inhuman conditions. We need to assist them in the area of shelter, clothing, food and more importantly, we need to resettle them back to their communities,” he said.
The minister, who also donated relief materials worth millions of naira at the Saint Mary’s Primary School, North Bank and Saint Francis Parish, Daudu all in Makurdi, urged the government to provide adequate security so that displaced people can return to their communities.