Famine and Boko Haram threaten the northeastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. Some 400,000 children are at risk and 75,000 could die from hunger within the next few months, the UN said.
People in two of northeastern Nigeria’s six states say militants with ties to Boko Haram are still in control of areas despite the federal government’s unwavering stance that it has defeated the Jihadist militant group.
More than 1,000 people held captive by the militant group Boko Haram have been freed, according to Nigeria's military. Most were women and children, although some men who were forced to be fighters were also rescued.
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.
The German national was working at a construction site in northern Nigeria. Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria.
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