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IDPs Stone Gov Lalong’s Convoy

The convoy of Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong was attacked by displaced persons living at Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in Jos.

The incident occurred on Saturday when he visited one of the IDPs at Zawan to give relief materials to the IDPs.

Stones were thrown at the governor’s car and the vehicles of his entourage while windscreens of many cars were smashed but the governor escaped unhurt as stones could not penetrate his bullet proof car.

It was reported that when Governor Lalong arrived at the IDP camp, the displaced persons started murmuring: ‘We don’t want relief materials; we want to go back to our ancestral homes’.

Lalong, in an address before the stoning, assured the people that the State Government would do what it could to address challenges being faced by the Internally Displaced Persons.

The governor said he visited the IDP camp to see for himself the condition of the displaced persons and ensure that they received the relief materials released by government.

He urged them to be patient as government was working hard to ensure that their security is guaranteed before they are relocated to their homes.

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