Agency Reports Over 14,000 Individuals in IDPs Camps in Niger State Due to Banditry

The Director-General of the Niger State Agency for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, Danjuma Suleiman Nalongo, revealed that currently, there are 14,342 individuals who have been displaced as a result of insecurity and are seeking shelter in various IDP camps established by the state government.

In Minna, the DG disclosed that these individuals were forced to flee their homes due to frequent violent attacks carried out by bandits or insurgent groups in rural communities over the past years.

Nalongo explained how the number of IDPs seeking assistance varies, depending on the incidents of attacks by gunmen or insurgent groups in the state.

Addressing the situation, he mentioned, “When people are displaced, they often leave their homes and move to urban areas for safety. After the bandit attacks, some return to their villages and resume their normal lives, causing fluctuations in the IDP numbers.”

During the recent banditry incidents in rural villages, a total of 14,342 IDPs were identified in different areas of the state, predominantly in Shiroro LG, including communities like Allawa, Kuta, Gwada, as well as Rafi and Munya LGs in Niger East Senatorial District.

Nalongo further highlighted other LGs affected by banditry attacks, such as Borgu, Kontagora, and Bangi in Mariga within the Niger North senatorial district.

He added, “Wushishi and Zungeru communities in Wushishi LGA are also significantly impacted by security challenges.”

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