Abuja - A local chief and his son have been killed by Boko Haram insurgents when they attacked the Tallari village near Chibok in the northeast according to the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), Naij reports.
The self-defence group, VGN confirmed that two people had been killed by the jihadists, with many homes being burned while bullets rained down on fleeing villagers.
News24 reported that women and girls in north-east Nigeria face a severe crisis and struggle to cope with malnutrition, sexual violence and exploitation, trauma, high rates of maternal death and other risks to their health and well-being.
This is according to findings by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The UN agency noted of the 7 million affected people in north-east Nigeria, about 1,75 million were women and girls of childbearing age.
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- News 24