The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Sunday, visited internally displaced persons at the Abagana camp in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, to celebrate Christmas with them.
Obi shared this information via his Twitter handle after his visit.
Obi’s visit was a show of solidarity with the victims of prolonged displacement by suspected herdsmen since 2018.
Addressing the IDPs, Obi encouraged them to be patient and look to God for intervention, noting that he shared in their pains and losses, hence his decision to join them on a day like Christmas when many families share love.
He also challenged the Federal Government to resettle the IDPs so that they can live better lives.
He said, “Spent my Christmas day visiting displaced Nigerians in IDP Camps in Benue State. They were forced to abandon their homes due to the perversive insecurity. It is disconcerting that the government is failing in its responsibility to protect her citizens. This must change.”