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.