Following the latest attacks on communities in Adamawa and Taraba States by suspected herdsmen, Jalingo, the State capital is experiencing a heavy influx of Internally displaced Persons(IDPs), who are fleeing the crises areas.
Investigation by our reporter, shows that two schools, Government Secondary School,GSS, Howai and the Local Government Education Authority, LGEA, School Nagatavah are hosting survivors of the recent attacks and those who are fleeing for fear of potential attacks by insurgents.
At the GSS Howai camp, Gambo Titus Yante, an IDP who keeps record, disclosed that there were about 500 IDPs while LGEA Nagatavah has over 6000 IDPs who have recently escaped from 44 villages in Lau, Demsa, Mayo Belwa and parts of Numan, says Bamaiyi Thomas, an IDP.
According to him, no day passes without the camp receiving at least 10 IDPs. He complained of lack of mattresses, mosquito nets and food, saying people sleep on bare floor everyday.
Our reporter who visited the camp saw men, women and children sitting despondently without food, water and adequate cover.
Communities in Demsa, Numan and Lau in Taraba State have of recent either been sacked or threatened by suspected armed herdsmen.