According to the World Bank, seven states in Nigeria’s northern region would face food insecurity in the year 2024.

Three states in the northeast and four states in the northwest will face a food crisis due to insecurity and violent conflicts, according to the World Bank’s most recent food security assessment.

Included on this list are the states of Adamawa, Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, and Zamfara.

Until May 2024, the majority of West and Central African regions are expected to experience little food insecurity (IPC Phase 1), with a few regions being classified as Stressed IPC 2.

“Nigeria (north of Adamawa, Borno, Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto, Yobe, Zamfara states) will be at crisis food security levels (IPC Phase 3), mostly because of persistent insecurity and armed conflict and deteriorating livelihoods,” it claimed.

According to the World Bank, regions in the northeastern states like Abadam, Bama, Guzamala, Marte, and others may face levels of emergency food security (IPC Phase 4) due to inadequate household food supply, market access, and humanitarian relief.

Over 63.2 percent of low-income nations saw inflation rates more than 5%, up 1.3 percentage points from the last food update on January 17, 2023.

The inability of northern Nigerian farmers to access their fields owing to banditry has caused food prices to skyrocket, according to MISMOB, causing a food crisis in the country.

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