Nigeria army raids U.N. compound in city at center of Boko Haram conflict

Nigeria army raids U.N. compound in city at center of Boko Haram conflictNigeria’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.


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