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Abia State Government Launches Medical Support For Over 3000 IDPs
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Abia State Government Launches Medical Support For Over 3000 IDPs

Bernard Femi

The Abia State government has launched a medical outreach programme in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps in Isu community, Arochukwu council area of the state.

Not less than 3,500 indigenes of the community have been displaced because of the boundary dispute between the Isu community and Utuma clan over limestone deposits located in the area.

The Abia State Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Osuji, reiterated the state government’s commitment to making the lives of the citizens of the state better, after the newly launched medical outreach.

Dr Osuji said the state government had embarked on the 2-day medical outreach following news of border clashes that had made the Isu people become refugees on their land.

He revealed that efforts were ongoing to resolve the dispute in order to ensure that the IDPs return to their ancestral home.

Over 60 people have lost their lives to the incident, with many barred from accessing their farm.