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Benue IDPs lament hunger, diseases amid downpour



Not less than 3,515 inmates at Mbawa Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Guma Council of Benue State are crying of hunger, diseases and lack of accommodation amid heavy downpour.

Our correspondent, who visited the Mbawa camp, disclosed that one of the temporary tents was accommodating a family of about six.

Chairman of the camp, Geoffrey Torgenga, told The Guardian that not less than eight persons died recently as a result of hunger and pestilence, adding that the latest was recorded at the weekend.

Read more: The Guardian, May 23, 2019

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