By Rwang Tengwong

Internally Displaced Persons at COCIN Central Bokkos IDP Camp, Central Plateau State have lamented the neglect by government at all levels as IDPs are said to be out of food for the past 3 weeks.

Leader of the Camp, Magwai Peter disclosed this when a Non Governmental Organisation, Da Rwang Pam International Humanitarian Foundation in collaboration with the Military-Civilian Relief Initiative and the STF delivered relief materials at the camp.

Peter who revealed that the camp has 1,462 persons from 4 communities said since they were displaced from the their communities, the church from the support of few NGOs has been providing shelter, food and clothing to them without any support from government.

According to the Camp leader, for the past 3 weeks, the IDPs move around in the neighborhood for menial jobs to contribute for their feeding.

He also lamented that their crops which were due for harvest in their respective communities have been harvested by Fulani herdsmen who have occupied their houses and shared their farmlands among themselves.

He appreciated the NGO for supporting them and promised to utilize all that was given them well.

Also speaking on behalf of the clergy at the camp, Rev. Nehemiah Mutfwang commended for it's effort to return them back to their communities and challenged Security Personnel to by live up to their responsibility in securing lives and property.

Speaking earlier, Leader of the team, Pastor Grace Pam said they were at the camp to identify them the displaced persons considering the difficulty they are passing through.

Sector 7 Commander of the STF, Major FC Aya who represented the STF Commander called on the the people to continue to be law abiding and assured them that in no distant time, they will be relocated back to their communities.

Cov/Tengwong