Boko Haram insurgency and herders/farmers’ clashes have produced over three million internally displaced Nigerians.
The Chief Executive Officer of the African Law Foundation, Chinwike Okereke provided the statistics in Enugu on Monday at an event to mark the 2021 world refugee day.
SignatureTV correspondent Michael Ilediagu was at the event and filed this story.
World Refugee Day is celebrated on the 21st of June to draw attention to the plight of refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons.At an event in Enugu to mark the day, the Chief Executive Officer of African Law Foundation and National Coordinator of African Migration Advocacy, Mukosolu Chinwe-Okereke advised the Nigerian government to focus on assisting the many internally displaced persons and refugees produced by insurgency and herders attacks.
Chinwike-Okereke identified peacebuilding initiatives and timely resolution of conflicts as necessary steps towards stopping the challenge of internally displaced persons.
Executive Director of Bensther Development Foundation, Nonso Maduka said that women and children are mostly affected whenever conflicts are not quickly and peacefully resolved.
The celebration of World Refugee day also draws the attention of governments and non-governmental organisation to the need to resolve situations that create conflicts in the society as well as the need for the elite and leaders in the society to protect the poor and the vulnerable. #