Crisis - Wukari, Ibi Refugees Flood Nasarawa State

People in crisis ridden areas of Wukari and Ibi in Taraba State have fled to Nasarawa State, Daily Trust gathered.

One of the displaced persons, who spoke to Daily Trust, said: "Returning to Taraba is like running back into a cave of vipers after one has safely escaped".

Mohammed Madaki, leader of the displaced persons, numbering over 2,000, yesterday appealed to the Nasarawa State government to initiate modalities for them to participate in the forthcoming voter registration exercise in the state.

He said at the palace of the Emir of Lafia, where displaced persons were presented with relief materials, by the emir, Alhaji Isa Mustapha Agawi I, and officials of the state government, that as Nigerians, they would not want to be disenfranchised in the coming elections.

Secretary to the State Govern-ment (SSG), Hajiya Zainab Abdul-mumin, who represented Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, during the presentation, said the displaced persons would be provided with temporary shelter at Shabu, before relocating them to the permanent settlement for internally displaced persons in Shinge area.