Nearly 5,000 people, displaced by Nigeria’s communal violence, have arrived at Beninese villages in Pobè, a border commune located about 100 km from Cotonou, PANA learned on Saturday from sources close to the authorities of the commune. They said 4,477 people made up of 2,163 men and 2,314 women have taken refuge in the commune of Pobè for a week. “A total of 688 households are affected by this massive displacement of Nigerian citizens after the inter-community clashes between the Peulhs and the Nago in the border area,” according to a publication of the communal communication unit.
The National Civil Protection Agency, the Beninese Agency for Integrated Border Management, the World Food Programme, UN Children’s Fund, Care Benin-Togo, the Police, Departmental Directorates of Health and Social Affairs, are, among others, the organisations that have already visited the displaced persons. Vanguard News Nigeria The post Nearly 5,000 people displaced by Nigeria’s communal violence arrive in Benin appeared first on Vanguard News.
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