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Aisha Buhari Gives Relief Items To IDPs In Benue

Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, gave out 100 bags of rice and other relief items to IDPs in Benue State.

This comes as part of the President’s wife’s support for the victims of herdsmen attack in the state.

She was represented by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, made the donation on Wednesday at the Agatu Indigenes Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp located at the Wadata area of Makurdi metropolis.

She assured the IDPs of high level engagement with the Federal Government to arrest the crisis, which has claimed hundreds of lives since it began on February 19.

Mrs Buhari sympathised with the IDPs and made a symbolic presentation of the items to underscore the reason for her visit.

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom and his wife, Mrs Eunice Ortom, compared the destruction carried out by the herdsmen to the war crimes in Nigeria’s northeast.

While Governor Ortom urged the Federal Government to restrain the herdsmen from Benue State, Mrs Ortom expressed her appreciation for the visit.

A representative of Buruku victims of the attacks, Adzor Chamegh, also gave details of the attack, including poisoning of water sources by the herdsmen.