The Country Representative of the Food and Agricultural Organisation, FAO Suffyan Koroma has stated that about 2.6 million people face worse food insecurity and hunger in the Northeastern Nigeria.
The decade-long insurgency in the region has also displaced over 7.7 million people in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
Koroma raised the alarm in Abuja at Cadre Harmonise report presentation workshop, which also found about 4.02 million people in 16 northern states and Federal Capital Territory facing food insecurity from October to December this year.
According to him, Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast continues to have devastating impacts on food and nutrition status of people in the three states.
He said in October to December, an estimated 2.6 million people in the three states are classified as facing crisis or worse levels of food insecurity.