650,000 escape

LAGOS – Attacks by Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria’s crisis-hit northeast have forced nearly 650,000 people from their homes, the United Nations humanitarian office (OCHA) says. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported that about 1000 people trying to escape the fighting had fled to an uninhabited island on Lake Chad across Nigeria’s northeastern border. “The […]

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