More than 20,000 internally displaced persons in Plateau State might be in "horrible" humanitarian conditions due to government neglect, a central Nigerian youth group says.

The Plateau Youth G17 Peace and Progressive Forum told journalists, weekend in Jos that since the June attacks in parts of the State that led to the killing of over 200 persons and the displacement of over 100 people mainly women and children, the Federal Government has not delivered any humanitarian aid to the IDPs.

Despite promising to mobilize the National Emergency Management Agency to rescue the displaced persons, no effort has been made by the Federal Government, Mr. Dachung Bagos said.

Consequently, most of the over 20,000 IDPs currently living in seven IDP camps across the state suffer lack of food, shelter and clothing, he said.

"As it is now, most of the IDPs have no accommodation and have to squat in make shift rooms or uncompleted buildings with no social amenities.

"Worrisome also is the fact that we are approaching the cold harmattan season with the festivities and holidays around the corner. It is most disheartening for one to imagine these innocent citizens, who have lost everything being continually forgotten to the point of celebrating the Christmas in the cold because of the criminal neglect by government," the group leader said.

He however lauded the US government for supporting some nongovernmental Organizations (NGO’s) in the state with "millions of naira through Plateau Peace Building Agency to aid in reintegration of displaced persons."

"We wish to call on the Plateau Peace Building Agency to urgently swing into action and ensure the transparent utilization of the said donor funds in accordance with the well intentioned mandate of the US government," said Bagos.