"All of these must be funded, so the president approved some money at the Food Security Council to rebuild where there have been destructions in the country including Benue".
Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, paid a visit to Benue state to assess the situation of the state, particularly the displacement of the people.
Several communities in Benue, Taraba, Zamfara and Kaduna have suffered violent attacks in recent months as a result of conflicts between farmers and herders; as well as attacks by bandits.
He is expected to visit some of the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in the state.
VP Osinbajo further said that the president had already made available N10billion to rebuild all the destroyed property in all the areas that were affected by the crisis.
Said he, "We want to ensure that all villages that have been destroyed and attached are secured. want to ensure that IDPs return to their homes but before then, places that were destroyed are rebuilt".
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But Osinbajo, who spoke in Makurdi, the Benue State capital yesterday, noted that he was not afraid to "take firm views" against the attacks.
He, however, listed three things that the government was committed to providing for them - security, rehabilitation and restoration of farmlands.
He assured the IDPs that all of their sufferings would henceforth come to an end.
The vice president, however, advised the people to key into the microcredit facilities for traders and artisans as well as CBN anchor borrower for farmers.
In his part, Governor Samuel Ortom appreciated the federal government for the concern shown to the state since the beginning of the year when the Benue pogrom started just as he applauded President Buhari for sending additional troupes to the state to curtail the killings.
Earlier, the Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Emmanuel Shior, said a total of 175, 070, people comprising of 80, 450 children were inhabiting eight camps across the state while efforts were on to determine the number of those taking shelter in places other than approved camps.