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The president, in a condolence message issued by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday, extended his heartfelt sympathies to the families of the dead and the injured.

This was contained in a statement by Malam Isa Gusau, Special Adviser on Communications and Strategy to Governor Babagana Zulum, on Sunday in Maiduguri.

Speaking after a meeting of the group’s leaders at Century Hotel, Okota, Lagos on Tuesday, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, alias Askari, Deputy President to the late OPC Founder, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, said the government had shown that it preferred to defend Fulani from outside Nigeria instead of protecting the country’s citizens and indigenes.

Struggle over grazing land and scarce resources have over the years resulted in perennial and growing violent conflicts in terms of frequency, intensity and geographic scope. Underpinning the escalation in frequency of conflicts in Nigeria is a confluence of environmental and demographic forces, especially desertification caused by climate change and population explosion.

The Ambassador of the State of Qatar in Nigeria, Mubarak AlMuhannadi, made the donation on Tuesday in Abuja when Senator Basheer Mohammed, the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, paid him a visit.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has reiterated the determination of the government to address various challenges facing Internally Displaced Persons in the country.

Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Alhaji Bashir Garba, says the Federal Government will push for the resettlement of 2.4 million Internally Displaced Persons in the country.

No fewer than 483,692 Internally Displaced Persons have been rendered homeless in the wake of sudden heightened state of violence and killings due to renewed influx of armed herdsmen, a resurgence of armed attacks on armed security officials and unarmed citizens, the Benue State Emergency Agency has disclosed.