Country Director ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi Tuesday disclosed that the organisation is to provide relief materials for 2,500 households in Konshisha local government area, displaced as a result of the military operation in the area.
Obi made this known when she paid a courtesy visit on Governor Samuel Ortom at the Benue Government House, Makurdi.
She said the organisation would provide emergency food assistance to the displaced, non food items like blankets, jerry cans, buckets, plates, mosquito nets and dignity kits for women and children.
The Country Director while soliciting government support to execute the assignment in Konshisha also said the organisation is ready to rehabilitate broken boreholes in the area to address water needs of the displaced persons.
She described the development in Konshisha as very sad, stressing that women and children were always at the receiving end of the pain and horror of acts of terror and counter terrorism as well as banditry.
Governor Samuel Ortom while responding acknowledged the support of Action Aid Nigeria to the plight of displaced persons in Benue in terms of provision of relief materials, interventions in health and other areas.
The governor who lamented the steady increase in the number of IDPs in the state due to renewed and sustained attacks on Benue communities noted that resources of the state had been overstretched with increased humanitarian crisis.
He directed the State Emergency Management Agency to provide buses for personnel of the Action Aid Nigeria as well as security to be able carry out their operations effectively.