Norwegian Refugee Council Reports That 1.8 Million Nigerian IDP’s Scared to Return Home
- October 12, 2017
New report by the Norwegian Refugee Council has indicated that 1.8 million internally displaced persons in the Northeast, Nigeria are too scared to return home.
The report released to newsmen on Wednesday in Maiduguri revealed that about 90 percent of the people interviewed in the study carried out said they were not ready to return home, giving the incidences and continued attacks.
According to the report, the intentions of 27,000 people were solicited for the report, which is one of the largest pieces of research carried out on the displaced population.
The report was commissioned by NRC, in partnership with REACH, the Danish Refugee Council and the Protection Cluster in Nigeria. About 90 per cent of people who are unwilling to return home in the immediate future cite insecurity as the main reason for staying put. Attacks against civilians are on the rise, and communities feel scared.