Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have appealed to the government to include them among beneficiaries of the Federal Government’s palliatives on fuel subsidy removal.
The appeal is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lafia by Mr Dannis Utsa, Chairman, United Farmers Association of Kadarko community of the council area.
Utsa, also a displaced person, stated that IDPs were already vulnerable and the effects of the removal of fuel subsidy had worsened their situation.
He added that farmers from Ayua, Upuur, Ngur, Kpelev, Bature, Antsa, Kwara, Adootu communities in Keana council area had been living in an IDP camp since the villages were attacked and destroyed.
He appealed to the government to beef up security in the communities, rebuild their destroyed houses, provide basic amenities and return them to their homes to enable farmers to take care of their families.
Utsa noted that the IDP camp in Kadarko had been taken over by the Federal Road Safety Corps and appealed that it be reverted to a temporary shelter pending the rebuilding of IDPs’ destroyed communities.