The UNICEF says that in 2016 alone, the South-east geo-political zone of Nigeria had a number of 34, 889 malnourished children, while 6, 700 deaths were recorded.
The same was pertinent to the South-south zone, with a total of 86, 304 malnourished children, and 16, 700 deaths; while in the South-west, there were 84, 417 cases of malnourished children and 16, 300 deaths.
The source goes further to reveal that the North-west zone had 1,594,462 bags of the ugly omen and 308, 000 deaths.
It is believed that 66 per cent of children are malnourished in the country and the percentage is expected to increase due to the WFP heralding apocalyptic famine in Nigeria.
According to the WFP’s regional director Abdou Dieng in a statement to the Thomson Reuters Foundation in Dakar, Senegal, “We need $250 million to prevent famine in Nigeria in the coming months.