APC candidate donates relief materials to displaced persons in Benue

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AGATU (BENUE) – The APC  senatorial candidate for  Benue District, Daniel Onjeh, has donated relief materials to  Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)  in Agatu Local Government Area  of the state.

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Presenting the items on Saturday when he visited the area, Onjeh  said the gesture was aimed at providing succour for the victims of  the recent by   herdsmen.

The News Agency of   Nigeria (NAN) that the attack  took place on March 15.

NAN further reports that  items  donated  included  clothing and food items.

Onjeh, however,  appealed to the police  to deploy their personnel  to Agatu local council  in order to check  further attacks on residents.

He  said  gunmen had continued to launch attacks on the community because of the absence of  security men in the area.
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Onjeh  called on the State Emergency Management Agency  and the National Emergency Management Agency to send relief materials to the victims  in order to ameliorate their sufferings.

The APC candidate further appealed to all well meaning in  the state to support the displaced persons in order to their hardship..

He to assist the proprietor of Ghana Clinic located  in Egba in the council area who had been giving victims  first aid treatment with  his personal resources.

The proprietor, he said, would be assisted to secure scholarship to study medicine.

Also speaking, the party’s House of Representatives candidate for APA/Agatu Federal Constituency, Mrs Catherine Une, said soldiers should have been drafted in the area to check the persistent attacks.

The party’s state House of Assembly candidate for Agatu constituency, Mr Philip Haruna, decried the lack of social amenities in the area.  (NAN)