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Plateau govt targets end of 2019 to move everyone out of IDP camps

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Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Monday, said the IDP camps in his state would be vacated by the end of the year.

The governor said that his administration had resolved to handle the issue of IDPs in three phases.

He maintained that the first two phases had been concluded, adding that he was working on the third and final phase of total resettlement.

The governor spoke in Abuja when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen.

His words: “I set up a road map since last year and appointed a committee to quickly see to the return of all IDPs to their various communities, we started in phases, we did phase one and two.

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“For those whose houses were not totally destroyed we handled it and asked them to return, that reduced a lot of the population in the camps, for the second phase many of them requested to rebuild themselves and brought a budget for the purchase of materials, we provided for them and some went back and rebuilt.

“The most important thing in situations like this is to first of all consider their security, it is not easy for one who has seen what they did to rush back which is what we are trying to handle, we are in the process of providing a mobile police unit in some areas, I am in touch with the Inspection General of Police and very soon it will kick off.

“Some of you saw me when we were trying to address the security situation and addressed the national livestock policy, the policy is inclusive of security and how to help those fighting. I have assured them at my state that by the end of this year that is my hope that nobody will be in IDP camp in Plateau State”.

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