The Plateau State government has commenced the renovation of structures donated by private individuals for use as temporary Mobile Police Barracks in Gashish, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area.

Over 100 rooms were recently donated by locals in Gashish village and an independent power company in the State, the Nigerian Electricity Supply Company (NESCO) for use by Federal Police Forces pending the construction of a permanent barrack in the area, officials say.

The State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Yakubu Dati on Sunday told MK news that the State and Federal Governments were working to facilitate the building of a Mobile Police Barrack in Gashish village as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in June 2018.

The local communities have however donated the structures to support the State Government's efforts in returning Internally Displaced Persons back to their homes, he said.

The State Governor, Simon Lalong according to Mr. Datti desires the total relocation of all persons displaced by recent attacks in the state from IDP camps to their homes before the 2019 rainy season.

Over 200 IDPs from three villages in Gashish community have so far been returned home while efforts are on ground to return more, he said.

On Saturday, series of documentation exercises were carried out for over 5000 IDPs displaced from Daffo community in Bokkos Local Government Area ahead of their planned home return.

The documentation according to officials is to make for proper logistical and security planning before the return of the IDPs.

Majority of the IDPs currently camping in the premises of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Regional Church Council Daffo are eager to return home but scared they might still be attacked, Secretary of the Church, Rev. Ishaku Mangai told Journalists on Saturday.