Hunger and fear stalk Boko Haram survivors

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“Sabon Gari’s 3,000 residents fled en masse when Boko Haram over-ran their village at the third attempt in 2014. They returned after the army recaptured the village in 2015 in a military counter-offensive that has forced Boko Haram from most of the territory it controlled in the region.

“But they came home to devastation — collapsed huts, looted shops and destroyed mosques and churches. And just as they were starting to rebuild their lives — setting up vigilante groups and planting crops — they were swamped by the influx of those fleeing 53 neighbouring villages…”

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