Protracted dispute displaces many Nigerians

The number of refugees is on the rise in the northwestern area of Nigeria due to the continuing dispute.

In November alone over 11 500 Nigerians crossed the border into Niger to find shelter.

There are more than 200 000 Nigerian refugees in Niger at present and a steady rise in their number is exacerbating food and water shortages.

Farmland and grassland have recently decreased in Nigeria due to climate change, which has led to a more serious confrontation and conflict between farmers and shepherds over the land problem.