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Our Country in Denial, But Children are Paying the Price of Brutal Boko Haram War

Adeola Akinremi
Sickeningly sad story. Insurgents burned down her house. Her husband was killed. She became a widow. Her two-year-old eldest child died of measles. Her only child, a 20-month-old baby faces death from hunger. It is the story of Rakiya told by Save the Children, a nonprofit that has established a stabilisation centre in Nigeria’s Northeast.

Like you, the story caused a swift kick in my ribs, but I can connect with the story, because of my previous firsthand reporting from the region.

Terrifyingly, as a country we failed to admit that Nigerian children faced death from malnutrition, despite evidence.
We are looking at London and not Maiduguri. Some politicians have even turned London to a Mecca for lesser hajj.

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