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Over 6 million Nigerians displaced by insecurity, disasters – Commission 

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The National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) reports that insecurity and natural disasters have displaced over 6.1 million Nigerians. 

Tijjani Aliyu, the Federal Commissioner of NCFRMI, announced this while meeting with Gov. Dikko Radda in Katsina State on Friday. 

Speaking further, Aliyu disclosed the commission’s intention to construct three well-furnished skills acquisition centres across the Northeast, from the 2024/2025 budget. 

He said the essence of the visit was to distribute food items to about 700 displaced people in the state. 

In response, Gov. Radda lauded the commission’s effort, stating that it is a shared duty of the state and federal government to look after the welfare and well-being of the IDPs. 

He said the state had recently witnessed a lot of security challenges, especially in eight frontline local government councils of the state. 

The governor lamented that the worst affected areas were the food basket of the state, adding that most of the communities were displaced. 

Radda, however, noted with satisfaction that with the inauguration of the Katsina Security Watch Corps (SWC), the security situation had improved. 

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