Another dark moment befalls Plateau’s Internally Displaced family on 27th day of July, 2020 as news of ghastly motor accident claimed the life of a young man, Mr. Jerry Davou Bulus of Daku hamlet, Jol community of Riyom LGA, Plateau State at his prime age of 27.
Until the unfortunate development, Mr Jerry was an independent vocational skilled welder at Foron Junction of Barkin Ladi LGA as he didn’t allow his IDP status to preclude him from thriving for self-sufficiency.
The accident is said to had occurred at Farin Lamba of Turu Vwang/Vom District of Jos South LGA where he was returning from burial of his Friend, Mr. James Miango Dalyop (IDP) who died in an accident on 22nd day of July, 2020.
The deceased is said to have died, leaving behind his wife and two children namely, Mrs. Patience Jerry, Bethel Jerry and Benether Jerry respectively. Among those left behind include his parents and other siblings who are based at Haipang as a result of their displacement from Daku, an ancestral homestead.
Due to the nostalgia of his exit at prime age, no one could respond to interview wished to have been conducted by ECCVN’s team that attended the burial.
Going by the rate of mortality befalling IDPs in the recent times, it becomes imperative for purposeful action be deliberately set in motion by Government and other relevant bodies to ensure the resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons to their villages, for this will greatly curtail their exposure to road accidents and other tendencies dangerous to human persons of IDPs family.
Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, Esq.
Emancipation Centre Victims in Nigeria-ECCVN