Thousands uprooted in latest Boko Haram terrorfrom AHMED OBAFEMI in Maiduguri, NigeriaMAIDUGURI, (CAJ News) – MORE than 30 000 people have fled their homes because of renewed clashes between the military and the Boko Haram terror group northeast on Nigeria. This has worsened a dire situation in refugee camps, where humanitarian organisations are battling to cater for such needs as shelter, food, water and sanitation. Some 260 aid workers have since withdrawn from affected areas in the Borno State because of insecurity, worsening the humanitarian crisis. Most victims are converging on already congested camps or sites forinternally displaced people (IDPs) in the state capital, Maiduguri, orMonguno town. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country with over 190 million people, is battling a decade-long violent campaign by the Boko Haram to create a hardline Islamic state in the northeast.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 10, 2019 15:22 UTC