310,000 Displaced In Seven States

309,755 persons, mostly children have been displaced in fighting between herder and farmers, as well as, attacks by bandits and cattle rustlers in seven states in the north west and north east regions.

The seven states are Nassarawa, Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto.

Data in a new report on the conflicts by the International Migration Organization, shows that 54 percent of the displaced persons living in internally displaced camps are in north central.

Benue has the largest number of displaced persons with 81,132 persons, followed by Zamfara with 72,161, and Katsina with 59,621 persons.

Other states such as Sokoto has 36,153 displaced persons, Kaduna (13,486), Plateau (14,521), and Nassarawa (19,748).

59 per cent of the displaced persons, according to the report, are children.

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