Eight people died at the Mbawa Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Benue between January and this month of May.
The Chairman of the camp, Mr Geoffrey Torgenga, made the disclosure in Makurdi on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen during a visit to the camp.
He blamed the deaths on acute hunger and different diseases at the camp, located at Daudu community in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue.
Torgenga said that the latest death at the camp was recorded last weekend and that the body of the deceased was still in the morgue.
A correspondent of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who was in the team that visited the camp, learnt that the camp received food items last before the general elections last February.
The chairman said that the IDPs were currently living on charity from civil society, religious bodies, individuals and non-governmental bodies.
He said that 3,515 IDPs were currently residing at the camp and that they had lived in the camp for more than one year.
Source: daily post ng