Internally Displaced People of Daku hamlet in Jol Community, Riyom LGA of Plateau State have found themselves in a state of mourning over untimely demise of Mr. James Miango Dalyop (aged 38) who was knocked down by a vehicle along Riyom high way on 22rd July, 2020.
The deceased is said to had gone to aid in digging the grave of his aunt, Mrs. Asabe Pam Mwajos who died on 21st day of July, 2020 at Vwak, the community headquarters, but met his dead when returning to Turu community in Vom District, Jos South LGA of Plateau State, where he was forced to relocate as a result of incessant armed invasions meted out on the Daku and other affected villages/hamlets by suspected Fulani militias.
Due to continued fears arising from threats of attack around his desolated homestead, the corpse was buried today, 24th July, 2020 at Turu, where his wife, 3 children, mother and other dependants are temporary based pending when they will be resettled back to their ancestral land.
In a reaction, His Royal Highness, Da Danladi Taje who is the traditional ruler of Jol community sympathized with the immediately family and the entire community over the unfortunate development, saying, “the deceased was one of the young people I’m proud of yet, he had gone leaving a vacuum” that will be felt by those who knew him. He appreciated God because the young man died in Christ. However, he pleaded for resettlement of Internationally Displaced Persons back to their homes of origin so as to curtail their exposure to dangers associated with IDPs’ vulnerability, especially outside their ancestral communities. He said, “Mr. James Miango might not had found himself in this misfortune if he was living in Daku, his homeland….”, the monarch cried out for necessary attention to the plight of crisis victims of Jol and its environs.
In view of this incident, Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria-ECCVN passionately appeals to all relevant authorities to, as a matter of public concern, make budgetary provisions extending to Plateau IDPs as the State is in a dire need of Federal Government and international bodies’ Resettlement Programs for IDPs, especially now that crisis victims are facing unprecedented mischievous grazing and crops destruction which come with resultant effect of food crisis undeniably looming up if drastic measures are not taken.
Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri Mwantiri, Esq.
Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria-ECCVN