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Dilemma Of Aid Workers Amidst Attacks, Military And Jihadists Cross-Fire In Nigeria

As part of #WorldHumanitarianDay commemorations, HumAngle has produced a special features magazine in honour of humanitarian workers, in Nigeria and Africa, putting their lives at risk to deliver life-saving aid to victims of violent crimes.

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Aid Workers Caught Up In Military, Jihadists Cross-Fire In Nigeria

… Stringent rules hinder activities in North-East

Aid workers in the Northeast are caught between the crosshairs of the Nigerian military and terror groups. Apart from endangering the lives of aid workers, the military’s stringent guidelines and unfounded accusations that aid workers have sympathy for terrorist elements also create distrust between humanitarian workers and the civilian population.


In September 2019, the military forced the offices of Action Against Hunger and Mercy Corps in Borno and Yobe to be closed for two months. The army had alleged corruption and support of the insurgents, two accusations not yet proven despite their supposed investigation.

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Hafsah Abubakar Matazu

Hafsah Abubakar Matazu is the current Programme Director at HumAngle. She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Mass Communication from Baze University Abuja. Prior to joining HumAngle, she worked for Abuja-based Daily Trust Newspapers as an investigative reporter. She leads the program team in planning and implementing grants as well as funded and non funded reporting projects. She tweets via @hafsahabubakar_

Anita Eboigbe

Anita Eboigbe is a journalist and data analyst with nearly a decade of media and communications experience in Nigeria. She has expertise in human interest reporting, data reporting, interactive content development and media business management. Anita has written for several national and international publications with a focus on communication for development. She holds an honours degree in Mass Communication and several certifications in data analysis and data journalism.

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