At least 20,000 refugees have been forced to flee escalating violence in the country's northwest region to Niger since April, the United Nations refugee agency has said. The agency said that people are reportedly fleeing due to multiple reasons, including clashes between farmers and herders of different ethnic groups, vigilantism, as well as kidnappings in Sokoto and Zamfara States.
Violence Drives 20,000 People into Niger
Guardian, 28 May 2019
About 20,000 Nigerians have been forced to flee escalating violence in Nigeria's northwest region to the neighbouring Niger Republic since April, a United Nations Refugee Agency… Read more »
UNHCR - Violence Forces 20,000 Nigerians Into Niger
This Day, 29 May 2019
The recent spike in violence in North-west has forced an estimated 20,000 people to seek safety and security in Niger Republic since April, the Geneva-based United Nations High… Read more »
"Kidnapping has led to the loss of tens of thousands of lives and huge sums of money in Read more »
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Adamu, has said that 1,071 people lost their lives in crime-related cases across the country in the first quarter of 2019. ... Read more »
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