Human rights commission asks Nigeria to address IDPs’ statelessness

Published: 30/Jun/2015
Source: Channels

The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has advised the Federal Government to urgently address issues of displaced persons in the northern part of the country as more Nigerians are becoming stateless.

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor Ben Angwe, who spoke at a forum in Abuja, decried the increasing case of statelessness, saying some Nigerians who fled the country as a result of the activities of insurgents have become stateless due to their inability to identify themselves as Nigerians.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration, Statelessness
Regions: West Africa, Nigeria
Year: 2015