Nigeria: Bulletproof vehicle saves Governor, deputy as angry IDPs stone convoy

On Saturday, some angry people from Internal Displaced persons (IDPs) attack and stoned the convoy of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State in Jos.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that reported the incident, which occurred when Lalong visited one of the IDPs at Zawan to give relief materials to the victims.

Stones were thrown at the governor’s car and the vehicles of his entourage that included his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden.

Windscreen of many cars were smashed but the governor escaped unhurt as stones could not penetrate his bullet proof car.

When Governor Lalong arrived at the IDP camp, the displaced persons started murmuring:“We don’t want relief materials, we want to go back to our ancestral homes”.

Lalong, in an address before the stoning, assured the people that the State Government would do what it could to address challenges being faced by the Internally Displaced Persons.

The governor said he visited the IDP camp to see for himself the condition of the displaced persons and ensure that they received the relief materials released.

He urged them to be patient as government was working hard to ensure that their security is guaranteed before they are relocated to their homes.

Governor Lalong, who said government will hunt and arrest their attackers, reiterated that he would not allow their ancestral land to be grabbed.

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