Since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24, there have been 13,560 civilian casualties, with 5,614 deaths, including 362 children and 7,946 people injured.
The UN estimated that 77,000 Cameroonian refugee men, women, and children are registered in Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Cross River, Enugu, and Taraba.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says the displacement of more than 100 million persons from the war in Ukraine and violent conflicts in Nigeria and other parts of the world call for more
Among the refugees, since Russia’s invasion three and a half weeks ago, are at least 186,000 people from other countries, the agency added.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime says it will help thousands of Nigerian refugees in Chad and the Niger Republic.
More than 600,000 Afghans, 80 per cent of which are women and children, have been displaced in 2021 alone.
The governor had in March criticised the programme as a failure, claiming some of the terrorists surrendered to spy on Nigeria’s security architecture.
UNHCR urged governments in neighbouring countries to open their borders for refugees.