450 Nigerian children died of malnutrition in 2015, all in the state of Borno, the epicenter of the terror group Boko Haram. DW correspondents Adrian Kriesch and Uwaisu Idriss have travelled to Maiduguri, to report about the dramatic situation.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but many have blamed Islamic militant group Boko Haram. Their vicious campaign to carve out a caliphate has killed thousands and displaced millions.
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.
A clash between Boko Haram jihadis and Nigerian troops near Maiduguri has left at least 18 people dead, according to police in the northeastern city. Two villages and a military base were targeted.
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