No fewer than 200 Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) from Mangu crisis in Plateau State have taken refuge in Pankshin Local Government Area.
Several people fled their homes with women and children constituting the larger number of the victims following attacks on communities of Washna, Jokcham, Kwahas and Kifom, among other villages which left many dead and houses burnt in attacks linked to suspected herdsmen.
Pankshin Local Government Council Chairman, Audu Kak’mena, who visited one of the IDPs camp at the National Association of Mwaghavul Students, (NAMS) House at Bwarack, opposite Federal College of Education, Pankshin sympathised with them over the unfortunate incident.
He and assured of the Council’s immediate intervention to cushion their suffering. The Chairman, represented by the Council Secretary, Edward Sunkur, appealed to State and Federal Government as well as individuals and organisations to intervene and assist with relief materials as the displaced persons are in dire need of food and shelter. While appreciating the Chairman for the visit, they said food is the major challenge facing them.
They said the food they get sometimes they only allow their children to eat.
At the time of filling this report, many displaced persons are taking refuge in residential houses with their relatives and friends in Pankshin.