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NIGERIA'S 1.3MILLION PERSONS DISPLACED

By NBF News
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No fewer than 1,374,299 Nigerians have been displaced by communal crises, natural disasters and other factors which have turned them to refugees in their country, according to the National Commission for Refugees.

The commission notes that Nigeria hosts 7, 350 refugees and 2,011 asylum seekers, more than half of whom are women.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, the NCFR Federal Commissioner, Hajiya Hadija Kangiwa, said the country had witnessed major displacements in different parts from 2001 to 2011.

According to her, Akwa-Ibom State has 200, 000 people that are yet to be settled; Cross River (115, 000); Ebonyi (80, 000); Bauchi (45, 000) and Kebbi (70, 296).

Others are Jigawa 200, 000; Plateau 250, 000; Taraba 25, 000; Benue 48, 000; Gombe 15 000; Edo 250, 000, Borno 5000 and Sokoto 35,000 persons.

Kangiwa explained that additional 50, 000 persons from Bakassi were yet to be iintegrated in Akwa-Ibom; 25, 000 in Cross River; 18, 000 in Bayelsa; 10, 401 in Taraba and 8,000 persons in Edo State.

The commissioner claimed that 3,464 persons were integrated in Cross River; 4,654 in Benue; 4,500 in Ogun and 1,021 undergoing integration in Borno.