INTERNALLY displaced Persons in Angwatashi, Obi Local Government in Nasarawa state are deserting the premise, following the arrest of four persons in the camp by the police.
Information gathered revealed that their apprehension was in connection with the incident of stoning Governor Tanko Almakura’s convoy last week when he visited the camp.
Meanwhile, TIDA youth President, Peter Ahemba confirmed the arrest and said the 4 persons are in police custody, but he is yet to ascertain the reason behind their arrest because two of the four persons taken to Lafia are Alago natives.
“Yes! Some IDPs have been arrested, about four of them, but we are yet to find out what really prompted the arrest because they were arrested together with some Alago people. So, we are really trying to find out what is the reason behind their arrest, to get information whether their arrest has the connection with the incident of the Governor or not”. He said.
The president, however, said out of the seven camps occupied by Tivs in the state, Governor Tanko Umaru Al- makura has distributed relief materials to IDPs spread in Lafia town. He appreciated the Governor for the kind gesture done on his people, pleading government to quickly intervene into the crisis that has bedevilled his people since early this year so that the people can go back home to prepare for farming.
” For now, they were invited to collect some relief materials donated by the state government in Lafia here,” he said.