Between heavy rains and disease-bearing mosquitoes, the residents of Rann are in a constant battle for survival, even after the Nigerian army drove out Boko Haram. Militants laid waste to schools and phone lines. Even in the clinic, life is grim.
The UN says more than 1,000 children have been kidnapped by Islamist group Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria since 2013. The announcement came ahead of the fourth anniversary of the abduction of 276 girls from Chibok.
Boko Haram has released 101 of the 110 schoolgirls that the Islamist militant group abducted in Nigeria last month. The return of the girls came with a sinister warning for the girls' parents.
The German national was working at a construction site in northern Nigeria. Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria.
Nigeria's military has said it rescued scores of girls who went missing after a militant attack on a school earlier this week. Their abduction was similar to the case of the 276 Chibok girls, who were taken in 2014.
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