Last Update 21:56
Thursday, 26 November 2020

Violence in Northwest Nigeria drives 20,000 into Niger since April: UNHCR

Reuters , Tuesday 28 May 2019
Views: 1785
Views: 1785

Violence in northwest Nigeria has forced around 20,000 people to seek safety in neighbouring Niger since April, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.

It said the surge was not linked to Islamist group Boko Haram.

"People are reportedly fleeing due to multiple reasons, including clashes between farmers and herders of different ethnic groups, vigilantism, as well as kidnappings for ransom," it said in a media briefing.

Search Keywords:
Short link:



© 2010 Ahram Online.