The United Nations has said close to eleven million Nigerians need humanitarian assistance.
The outgoing country representative of the United Nations, Edward Kallon, made the revelation during his farewell visit to the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom.
Kallon said that the 2020 Global Terrorism Index ranked Nigeria 3rd behind Afghanistan and Iraq as countries in global terrorism.
According to the UN diplomat, “activities of herders-farmers crisis in the North Central, Boko Haram in the North East and North West, Niger Delta Avengers and Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB have led to large scale forced migration and an alarming rate of Internally Displaced Person camps across the country.
“Nigeria is at a crossroads with multiple challenges that affect peace, development and stability in West Africa, Africa and beyond.
“Cohesion, justice and the rule of law must be entrenched for the benefit of the country.”
For his part, Governor Samuel Ortom restated his call for a National Security Summit, adding that he was happy the state of the nation report was presented by a representative of the United Nations and asked that the same should be presented to the Presidency for action.