Nigeria army raids U.N. compound in city at center of Boko Haram conflict
Nigeria’s military raided a United Nations compound on Friday in the northeastern city at the epicenter of a conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, a UN official said. The objective of the search could not be determined but it could damage an already tense relationship between the military, the United Nations and aid groups tackling one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises sparked by the Boko Haram conflict. “Members of the Nigerian security forces entered a United Nations base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri … without authorization,” said Samantha Newport, a spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
21 May, 2017 Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area on Saturday, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including six women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents, an army spokesman said.
4 May, 2017 Banki: a Nigerian border town choked by Boko Haram homeless The reality is an overcrowded camp for 32,000 desperate people made homeless by Boko Haram. In this ravaged corner of northeast Nigeria, the Islamists frequently launch attacks on military convoys, unleash suicide bombers and litter the surrounding ro...
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