The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCRMIDP, has said that Nigeria is currently catering for two million Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.
The National Commissioner for the commission, Hajia Hadiza Kangiwa, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos yesterday.
Kangiwa said that government was also catering for 2,000 refugees, who were foreign nationals, noting that the people were kept in Churches, public schools and other makeshift buildings.
“Government provides food items, toiletries, cloths and insecticide to cater for their welfare under temporary arrangement,” she said.
She said that caring for that huge number of IDPs, posed serious challenge for the government.
According to her, the Federal Government is not favourably disposed to setting up camps for the displaced persons.
She, however, noted that having camp was imperative to taking good care of those displaced on account of insecurity and disaster in parts of the country.
“The challenge is the spontaneous nature in displacement because without warning, you find groups of people displaced,” she said.