15 May 2018

Nigeria: Buhari Approves N10 Billion for Communities Affected By Violence

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N10 billion for the rehabilitation of communities affected by violent attacks in parts of the country.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the disclosure Tuesday during a visit to two internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in Benue State.

Several communities in Benue, Taraba, Zamfara and Kaduna have suffered violent attacks as a result of conflicts between farmers and herders; as well as attacks by bandits.

Mr Osinbajo arrived Benue Tuesday afternoon where he visited the IDP camps and met with various groups in the state.

According to his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, in a series of tweets, the Vice President took with him "a message of hope and restoration."

He said Mr Osinbajo was received by Governor Samuel Ortom, accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, and the Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other federal government officials.

Mr Osinbajo's first port of call was Abagena camp which houses more than 34,000 persons.

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