Boko Haram: UN Officials Visits Bama in Borno

By Yahaya WAKILI, Maiduguri
Officials of the United Nations has observed on Friday that, the number of people in northeast Nigeria who need food aid could nearly double within a month, as the Boko Haram insurgency and economic pressures intensify suffering.
The UN officials along with some ambassador, who were in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital also travelled to Bama local government of the state, where malnutrition kills thousands of people and pots more said to be suffering from lack of food.
Bettina Luescher, spokeswoman for the UN’s World Food Programme said, “We are so concerned about where this crisis is going,”
Nigeria’s economy remains overwhelmingly reliant on oil production and the collapse in crude prices has reverberated across the country.
The United Nations and other humanitarian agencies have increasingly sounded the alarm over the extent of the crisis facing civilians in the northeast.
When Boko Haram violence was at its peak through 2013 and 2014, humanitarian workers had almost no access to the hardest- hit areas, making it difficult to assess the extent of the needs.
With the Nigerian military making gains against the extremists in recent months, access and information have improved.


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