Boko Haram Displaces 1.6 Million Nigerians, Says Justice Minister

At least 1,650,000 Nigerians have become homeless as a result of the troubles fomented by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mohammed Adoke has revealed.
Adoke made the revelation on Tuesday while speaking at the high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, held in Geneva, Switzerland.
Breaking down the figure, Adoke said 650,000 Nigerians have been internally displaced in the North Eastern part of Nigeria, while 1 million are now refugees in neighbouring countries of Cameroun, Chad and Niger.
“This situation has posed grave humanitarian situations in the affected areas including the neighbouring countries,” he said.
Adoke used the opportunity to thank the multi-national force now working with the Nigerian troops to flush out the insurgents form the country.
He pointed out the increasing use of child soldiers and under-aged female suicide bombers in the perpetration of heinous crimes against civilian populations by Boko Haram as another disturbing trend that requires an urgent attention.


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