Killings, Kidnappings Send Thousands of Nigerians Fleeing to Niger - News Summed Up

Killings, Kidnappings Send Thousands of Nigerians Fleeing to Niger


The U.N. refugee agency says more than 11,500 Nigerians have fled to neighboring Niger over the last month, seeking refuge from increasingly violent, deadly attacks by armed groups. In November, armed groups repeatedly attacked villages in Sokoto state in Nigeria’s northwest. U.N. refugee agency spokesman Boris Cheshirkov says Nigerian refugees arriving in Niger are telling aid workers horrific details about their ordeal. At the same time, he says, the UNHCR has established a presence in Nigeria’s Sokoto state to assist people displaced by the violence. It says only 64 percent of the $110 million needed for its operation in Niger this year has been funded.


Source: Ethiopian News December 03, 2021 23:29 UTC



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