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Boko Haram has killed 120 in 2018 – UN

More than 120 persons have been killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria since the start of 2018 according to the United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

This comes as the insurgents attacked Jere area of Borno state on Easter Sunday, leaving 25 persons dead and many wounded.

UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria Yassine Gaba said this in a statement on Tuesday.

According to the statement, there has been increased spate of attacks by the terror group in the North East this year.

Since the beginning of the year, at least 120 women, children and men have been killed and over 210 sustained serious injuries in over 22 attacks allegedly by non-state armed groups directly targeting civilians.

“Civilians are also regularly abducted, as in Dapchi, Yobe State, where 110 schoolgirls were taken on February 19.

“Women, children and men face daily grave human rights violations and sexual and gender-based violence.

“Since the start of the conflict in 2009, more than 20,000 people have been killed, thousands of girls, women, boys and men have been abducted and children continue to be used routinely as so-called suicide bombers.”


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