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Returning Benue IDPs Seek More Security Posts At Border Areas

The returning Benue State Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) have urged the Federal Government to provide more security posts at the border communities to guarantee their safety.

The locals particularly complained of being afraid of their border areas with Nasarawa State along the bank of River Benue.

However, the Force Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), Maj.-Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, who led his force on tour with journalists to some of the ravaged communities in Benue and Nasarawa states, stated that over 201,864 IDPs had returned to their ancestral homes in Benue communities and urged those still staying in camps to desist from unnecessary fears and go back to their ancestral homes.

He said over 35,000 of the IDPs in Nasarawa and Taraba states have equally returned to their homes with no intention to go back to IDP camps again.