Abuja - The United Nations has said Nigeria has highest number of displaced persons in the world, Punch reports.
According to the UN, the continued rise in the number of displaced persons in Nigeria was largely due to the destructive activities perpetuated by the terrorists, Boko Haram, in the north-eastern part of the country.
The UN Resident Coordinator for Nigeria, Daouda Toure, revealed that over 1.5 million people were displaced in Nigeria, adding that there was an urgent need to realise the great extent of the responsibility that was associated with this development.
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Toure spoke during the 2015 World Humanitarian Day organised by the National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday in Abuja.
He noted that out of the 1.5 million displaced persons in Nigeria, almost 90 per cent of them live in displaced persons’ camp.
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