By Charles Kwuelum
In May Nigeria inaugurated a new president, Muhammadu Buhari, who has pledged to use greater military force against the armed group Boko Haram. The U.S government welcomed this approach to “countering violent extremism” by giving increased military assistance to Nigeria.
Worthy of note is the fact that northeast Nigeria was already in a state of emergency, largely as a result of Boko Haram’s actions. About 1.7 million people have been displaced from their homes. Some communities and villages are deserted, while host communities and camps for displaced people lack proper housing and sanitation.
Displaced people have lost…
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