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18,000 Nigerians Take Refuge in Neighbouring Countries

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has disclosed over 18,000 displaced Nigerians are in some neighbouring countries.

NEMA also said both insurgents and natural disaster have also displaced 981,416 persons across the country.
The Director of Research and Rescue of NEMA, Commodore Charles Olopade, while briefing journalists  at the National Information Centre (NIC) in Abuja, said 15,001 Nigerians are currently displaced in Cameroun, while 3,377 are taking refuge in Chad.

He also explained that the Republic of Niger have no specific camp for displaced persons, making it difficult for the agency to ascertain the number of displaced persons in the country.

Olopade explained that the total number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in various camps is currently 107,997, while the number of IDPs in host communities is 804,732.

He stated further that number of IDPs in both camps and host communities is 915,329, while IDPs affected by natural disaster is 66,087, which made the total number of IDPs 981,416.

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