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The ‘Wives’ of Boko Haram

The ‘Wives’ of Boko Haram

Laraba Bitrus was working in a small grocer’s shop in the northeastern Nigerian town of Gwoza when Boko Haram militants invaded. With nowhere to run, the armed men took her captive, beat her with a whip, and forced her to watch as they sawed off her uncle’s head. After 11 days, she fled on foot, […]

Food shortages drive Nigeria’s displaced from host families to camps

Food shortages drive Nigeria’s displaced from host families to camps

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – People uprooted by Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria are leaving host families and moving to camps for the displaced as food becomes increasingly scarce, the European Commission’s humanitarian arm (ECHO) said on Wednesday. Seven million people in that part of the country do not have enough to eat and […]

1,500 women gave birth in Borno IDP camps –Board

1,500 women gave birth in Borno IDP camps –Board

No fewer than 1,500 women gave birth in 28 Internally Displaced Persons’ camps in Borno State in 2015, the state Primary Health Care Management Board said on Sunday in Maiduguri. The Executive Secretary of the board, Dr. Sule Mene, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the deliveries were recorded between January 2015 and January […]

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