The Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi, on Saturday, visited internally displaced persons in Bokkos and Barkin-ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State where armed men attacked on Christmas Eve.
Obi in the company of party officials from the state pledged the sum of 5 million naira to each local government area of Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi where the displaced persons are currently seeking refuge.
He expressed dismay and condemned the attacks that led to the loss of lives and property stressing that the government should live up to the responsibility of protection of lives and property.
Obi expressed concern on the number of Nigerians seeking refuge as displaced persons in their country, a situation which he described as unacceptable and should be addressed by the government.
The chairman of Bokkos which is the worst heat Monday kasam, who spoke on behalf of the two Council areas attacked said the number of Displaced Persons is now over 15,000 with many of them spread across different hospitals receiving treatments.
Gunmen had stormed the over 15 communities in the Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of the state on Christmas Eve, killing more than 190 people.
Several houses were set ablaze by the Sunday night attackers who also looted farm produce and destroyed properties as they butchered the residents.