Tech/May 23, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/215 views /TechTechnology Benue: 8 Die In IDPs Camp Due To Acute Hungershare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelBenue State – Nigeria/TVC News At least, eight people have died at the Mbawa Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Benue between January and May. Concise News reports that the Chairman of the camp, Geoffrey Torgenga, made the disclosure in Makurdi on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen during a visit to the camp. Advertise With Us He blamed the deaths on acute hunger and different diseases at the camp, located at Daudu community in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue. Torgenga said that the latest death at the camp was recorded last weekend and that the body of the deceased was still in the morgue. ALSO READ 2019 World Cup: Cameroon Complete Hat-trick Of Loses For African SidesAccording to NAN, the camp received food items last before the general elections last February. The chairman said that the IDPs were currently living on charity from civil society, religious bodies, individuals and non-governmental bodies. He said that 3,515 IDPs were currently residing at the camp and that they had lived in the camp for more than one year. Torgenga lamented the deplorable condition at the camp, saying that IDPs living were at the mercy of the elements night and day. ALSO READ Messi Reveals Why Barcelona Lost To Liverpool In Champions LeagueAccording to him, the IDPs have been venturing into nearby bushes to fetch firewood to sell to make a living. He disclosed that a three-year-old boy, identified as Nani Iyorkaa, who went to fetch firewood had been missing since last March. However, one of the IDPs, Edward Nyam, 63, who had been residing at the camp since January last year, expressed his appreciation to individuals and groups that had been assisting the IDPs. He thanked the Benue government for deploying officials of the state’s emergency management agency to the camp recently to help the IDPs. ALSO READ U-20 World Cup: Flying Eagles Draw Ukraine, Advance To Round Of 16Nyam appealed to the State Government to do everything possible to ensure the return of peace in communities so that the IDPs could return to their homes. The Camp Manager, Ms Angela Omirigbe, declined to comment on developments at the camp, saying that she had just been posted to the camp and that she was not in a position to talk to reporters. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:TechTechnology share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleI’ll Descend Into The Gutters With Kweku Baako…He Is A Fool! – Rev. Owusu Bempahnext articleCan The President Intervene For Homeless Ghanaians And Not Just This Unnecessary Asamoah Gyan Issue? — Nana Aba Anamoah AsksRelated Posts448 shares Tech/June 16, 2019 /No Comment Father’s Day Celebration: Osinbajo Advises Men To Always Honour Women452 shares Tech/June 16, 2019 /No Comment Imo Governorship: Ihedioha’s Victory As PDP Candidate UpheldBenue: Tiv Group Gives Akume Condition For Forgiveness Over “Unpatriotic” CommentBenue: Protest Over KillingsKogi Election: Anti-Bello Supporters Tell APC Preferred Mode Of Primary | Nigeria NewsBenue: Ortom Congratulates World Powerlifting Champion OrhiiAFCON 2019: Super Eagles Suffer Defeat In Senegal FriendlyUTME 2019: Teenage Inmates Impress In JAMB ExamGanduje Reacts To ‘Gorilla Swallowing N6.8m’ In Kano ZooZola To Leave Chelsea After Sarri’s Exit Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.