A member of Sokoto State House of Assembly was moved to tears after he noticed 1000’s of his constituents dwelling within the Niger Republic as refugees.
The lawmaker met his constituents in a sorry state throughout a latest go to to an internally displaced individuals’ camp within the neighbouring nation.
They had been reportedly displaced by bandits and different rebel actions in Nigeria.
Pictures obtained by SaharaReporters confirmed the lawmaker in an emotional state.
The Boko Haram insurgency has displaced practically 2.4 million individuals within the Lake Chad Basin, a December 2020 report by UNHCR acknowledged.
According to the report, Nigerian refugees totalled about 304,562 whereas there are about over 2.1 million internally displaced in Nigeria
Meanwhile, the UNHCR spokesperson, Babar Baloch, at a press briefing on the Palais des Nations in Geneva, stated since April 2019, 25 per cent of the refugees who fled from relentless assaults by armed teams got here from Sokoto, Zamfara, and Katsina states of Nigeria.
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Baloch stated a lot of them have sought refuge in Maradi, the second-largest metropolis in Niger.
He stated because of insecurity on the border area in Nigeria, an extra 19,000 Niger nationals have grow to be displaced inside their very own nation.
The official additionally stated the humanitarian company is worried concerning the inflow of the refugees, “mainly desperate women and children, following the deteriorating security and attacks inside Nigeria’s Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara states, also the risk of armed incursions spilling over into Niger.”