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Four displaced persons die in IDP camp in Mangu

Four displaced persons, including an elderly woman, have reportedly died at an Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDP) where thousands are being kept after they were sacked from their homes in several Mangu communities by marauding Fulani militias in last week attacks.

According to Channels Television, the victims died as a result of trauma and shock from the invasion in the area.

The camp was temporarily provided for the displaced people by the state government following the attacks but many of the victims have told journalists that basic amenities like health care have not been provided as they have been abandoned to their fate.

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Not less than 30 Mangu communities were affected in the attacks which took place between Monday and Tuesday last week, with more than 150 lives lost and about 2000 houses and several items burned or destroyed while others were ransacked by the invaders.

Several temporary internally displaced camps have been put in place by the Mwaghavul Development Association (MDA) to help and support the displaced victims who register on a daily basis.

“Over 3,000 people have been displaced within four days of the invasion,and the number keeps increasing daily,” National President of Mwaghagvul Development Association (MDA), Joseph Gwankat, told journalists.

“The IDPs are in dire need of relief items to help them at this traumatic period of their lives,” Gwankat added.

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