In this photo taken on September 15, 2016 women and children queue to enter one of the Unicef nutrition clinics at the Muna makeshift camp which houses more than 16,000 IDPs (internaly displaced people) on the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State, northeastern Nigeria. Aid agencies have long warned about the risk of food shortages in northeast Nigeria because of the conflict, which has killed at least 20,000 since 2009 and left more than 2.6 million homeless. In July, the United Nations said nearly 250,000 children under five could suffer from severe acute malnutrition this year in Borno state alone and one in five -- some 50,000 -- could die. / AFP PHOTO / STEFAN HEUNIS

Refugee agency pledges more support for displaced persons

Plans are underway to repatriate Nigerian refugees currently living in Internally Displaced Person camps in parts of the Niger Republic to their home states in Nigeria, as part of efforts to key into the refugee’s resettlement programme of the federal government.

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, who stated this to State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, explained that he had visited the President to brief him as well as request for the Federal Government’s input in the refugees’ resettlement efforts of his administration.

He said those taking refuge in Diffa Province of Niger Republic would be relocated to their homes in Malam Fatori, Borno State, on November 27, this year.

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