Thousands flee Nigeria’s border in ‘matter of days’
The UN says over 11,000 people have fled Nigeria’s border following a recent campaign of violence by Boko Haram. The militia’s assault in the northeast earlier this month may have been its worst massacre.
The United Nations said on Tuesday that the latest wave of Boko Haram’s “vicious, ruthless attacks” in northeastern Nigeria had seen more than 11,300 people flee into neighboring Chad in a matter of days.
The Islamist group stormed the town of Baga and at least 16 surrounding settlements on January 3.
During a press briefing in Geneva, the UN refugee agency said the attack was feared to have been the worst massacre since Boko Haram’s insurgency began in 2009. Around 20,000 people in total are believed to have fled their homes in the Baga area in Borno state.
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Source News: DW